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CO2 abatement by co-firing of natural gas and biomass-derived gas in a gas turbine


  • Fiaschi, Daniele
  • Carta, Riccardo


In this work, a possible way for partial CO2 emissions reduction from gas turbine exhausts by co-firing with biomass is investigated. The basic principle is the recirculation of a fraction of the exhausts (still rich in oxygen) to a gasifier, in order to produce syngas to mix with natural gas fuel. As biomass is a CO2 neutral fuel, the fraction of replaced natural gas is a measure of CO2 removal potential of the powerplant.

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  • Fiaschi, Daniele & Carta, Riccardo, 2007. "CO2 abatement by co-firing of natural gas and biomass-derived gas in a gas turbine," Energy, Elsevier, vol. 32(4), pages 549-567.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:energy:v:32:y:2007:i:4:p:549-567
    DOI: 10.1016/

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