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UBC Clean Energy Research Centre Gasifier Re-commissioning

Total Cost $500,000
BCBN Investment $100,000 Grant
Status Completed
Location Vancouver, British Columbia
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Gasifier equipment re-commissioning to help UBC collaborate with industry

Project Profile:

A grant was provided to the Clean Energy Research Centre at The University of British Columbia to assist in the refurbishment and re-commissioning of their circulating fluidized bed gasifier.

The principal objectives of this project were to restore and improve the UBC gasifier to a point where it can be used by BC companies and the University for biomass gasification tests.

The facility was used to assess the gasification performance of different biomass feedstocks under the following tests:

1. Different operating conditions;
2. Co-feeding environment;
3. Gas quality changes; and
4. Influence of additives


The refurbishment of this equipment has augmented UBC’s gasification research activities at the Clean Energy Research Centre.



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