Techno-economic evaluation of biomass-to-synthesis gas (BtS) based on gasification

Wei Gao, Shaohui Wang, De Xun Li, Jia Bao Liu, Mohammad Reza Farahini, Yuhong Huo, Muhammad Imran, Mohammad Doranehgard

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Gasification is a thermochemical process to produce a clean syngas with low emissions and high caloric value (4.0–22.0 MJ/N m3) compared to other thermal processes. In this research work, an Aspen Plus/Icarus model used to evaluate the techno-economic aspects of gasification process to convert the biomass particles into syngas. Results showed as the plant size increases the DCFROR and ROI increases; however, a reverse impact obtained for PBP. It is also found the gasification of small-size particles plays a major role in the process; smaller particle size is affordable compared to the larger particle size. Although the present model used for techno-economic evaluation of biomass gasification, it can be used as a general model to study the economic aspects of gasification process for other feedstocks such as oil, coal, and municipal solid wastes.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)83-90
Number of pages8
JournalEnergy Sources, Part B: Economics, Planning and Policy
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Feb 1 2018


  • Aspen Plus
  • PBP
  • ROI
  • techno-economic evaluation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Chemical Engineering
  • Fuel Technology
  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology


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