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Main Title Demonstration of a 1 MWe Biomass Power Plant at USMC Base Camp Lejeune.
Author Cleland, J. ; Purvis, C. R. ;
CORP Author Research Triangle Inst., Research Triangle Park, NC.;Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, NC. Air Pollution Prevention and Control Div.
Publisher 1998
Year Published 1998
Report Number EPA-R-822871; EPA/600/A-98/012;
Stock Number PB98-135676
Additional Subjects Biomass conversion plants ; Electric power generation ; Wood fuels ; Gasification ; Internal combustion engines ; Tars ; Cleaning ; Drying ; Air pollution control ; Spark ignition engines ; Diesel engines ; Economic impact ; Environment impacts ; Gasifiers ; Camp LeJeune ; Onslow County(North Carolina)
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NTIS  PB98-135676 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 12p
The paper discusses a biomass energy conversion project being sponsored by EPA to demonstrate an enviromentally and economically sound electrical power option for government installations, industrial sites, rural cooperatives, small municipalities, and developing countries. Wood gasification combined with internal combustion engines was chosen because of (1) recent improvements in gas cleaning, (2) simple economical operation for units < 10 MW, and (3) the option of a clean cheap fuel for the many existing facilities generating expensive electricity from petroleum fuels with reciprocating engines. The plant incorporates a downdraft, moving-bed gasifier utilizing hogged waste wood from the Marine Corps Base at Camp Lejeune, NC. A moving-bed bulk wood dryer and both spark ignition and diesel engines are included. Unique process design features are described briefly, relative to the gasifier, wood drying, tar separation, and process control. A test plan for process optimization and demonstration of reliability, economics, and environmental impact is outlined.