Biomass gasification

Gasification is a thermochemical conversion process that reacts carbon-based materials at high temperatures (800-1,200 degrees Celsius) with a limited amount of oxygen, air and/or steam. The reaction yields a combustible gas (called syngas) , mainly comprised of carbon monoxide and hydrogen. This gas can be used to generate heat and power or converted into a number of useful products, including fuels such as ethanol, synthetic diesel or jet fuel; and chemicals such as methanol or synthetic lubricants.