Preliminary economics of Black liquor gasifier/gas turbine cogeneration at pulp and paper mills

Eric D. Larson, Stefano Consonni, Thomas G. Kreutz

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Abstract

Black liquor, the lignin-rich byproduct of kraft pulp production, is burned in boiler/steam turbine cogeneration systems at pulp mills today to provide heat and power for onsite use. Black liquor gasification technologies under development would enable this fuel to be used in gas turbines. This paper reports preliminary economics of 100-MWe scale integrated black-liquor gasifier/combined cycles using alternative commercially-proposed gasifier designs. The economics are based on detailed full-load performance modeling and on capital and operating and maintenance costs developed in collaboration with engineers at Bechtel Corporation and Stone and Webster Engineering. Comparisons with conventional boiler/steam turbine systems are included.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationCoal, Biomass and Alternative Fuels; Combustion and Fuels; Oil and Gas Applications; Cycle Innovations
PublisherAmerican Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
ISBN (Electronic)9780791878644
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1998
EventASME 1998 International Gas Turbine and Aeroengine Congress and Exhibition, GT 1998 - Stockholm, Sweden
Duration: Jun 2 1998Jun 5 1998

Publication series

NameProceedings of the ASME Turbo Expo
Volume3

Conference

ConferenceASME 1998 International Gas Turbine and Aeroengine Congress and Exhibition, GT 1998
CountrySweden
CityStockholm
Period6/2/986/5/98

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Engineering(all)

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