Small scale power generation unit using biomass gasification: the SUBe project Conference Paper uri icon


  • This paper presents a research and development project aiming to demonstrate the technical feasibility of using forest biomass for power generation using small scale systems. For this purpose, an experimental setup, suitable to be used as a distributed generation unit, has been developed. Then, key developments of this project rely on the design and development of the biomass gasifier prototype as well as on the syngas cleanup system to fuel a conventional internal combustion engine for running the synchronous generator. Also, a suitable monitoring and control system will be developed to assure the safe operation of the whole system and to control the coordinated operation of the integrated subsystems. High level control functionalities will be implemented for performing load following when the power unit is operated in stand-alone or to adjust the output power following requests of the distribution system operator.

publication date

  • January 1, 2019