Continuous Methanization of Chlorella vulgaris

Catalytic Supercritical Water Gasification: Continuous Methanization of Chlorella vulgaris Continuous catalytic supercritical water gasification (CSCWG; 400 degrees C, 28 MPa) of microalgal biomass (Chlorella vulgaris) was carried out at the microalgae production site of ZHAW in Wadenswil (Switzerland) nonstop over…

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Optimal use of biomass in large-scale energy systems

Biomass chemical conversion processes allow the production of solid, liquid and gaseous biofuels, which can substitute almost any kind of fossil fuel and the associated greenhouse gas emissions. Despite this potential, high investment costs and conversion losses reaching up to 30–40% of the input biomass…

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Cost Requirements for a Small-Scale SOFC fed with Biogas

In this work, the use of fuel cells for valorising agricultural derived biogas in Switzerland is studied. The Swiss agricultural case is characterised by farms with small numbers of animals (20 cows) and high feed-in tariffs for biogas derived electricity. Thus, small-scale biogas installations are…

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