Bioenergy to Overijssel - Pyrolysis oil combustion in Gas Turbine
Opra Turbines, BTG-BTL
The challenge of the project was to develop a new generation of gas turbines that is capable to handle bio-oils generated via flash pyrolysis of biomass. New and advanced design tools and techniques were required to realize efficient and clean combustion of bio-oil. During the project a state-of-the-art atomization test rig to investigate fuel droplet size and distribution in the near-field was designed and constructed. Numerical models of pyrolysis oil combustion were developed and validated with experiments performed at OPRA Turbines.