Gasification May Convert Mesquite and Juniper Wood to a Usable Bioenergy

Wood Energy December 11, 2012|Print

Released June 5, 2012

VERNON, Texas – Biomass gasification is being considered as a possible technology for converting at least 10 million acres of Texas brush into biofuel, according to Dr. Jim Ansley, Texas AgriLife Research rangeland ecologist in Vernon.

A study using an adiabatic bed gasifier to convert mesquite and redberry juniper species found in the Southern Great Plains into usable bioenergy gases was conducted by Ansley and Dr. Kalyan Annamalai, Paul Pepper Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Coal and Biomass Energy Laboratory, Texas Engineering Experiment Station at Texas A&M University in College Station.

--continued on Texas AgriLife Extension news, http://today.agrilife.org/2012/06/05/gasification-may-convert-mesquite-a...

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