Eyerusalem. M. Gucho

Tel: +31-53-489-3564
Fax: +31-53-489-3663

Room N221, De Horst

E-mail: e.m.gucho@ctw.utwente.nl

Research Title

Co-firing of torrefied biomass in coal fired power plants under oxy-fuel conditions

Research Topic

The research is focus on the double effect of CO2 reduction with the use of torrefied biomass under oxy-fuel conditions in coal fired power plants. However the application of oxygen enriched combustion processes for biomass and coal has not yet been demonstrated on large scale. Thus, the central theme of the project is to carry out experiments on the lab scale so that to increase understanding and the predictive capabilities of torrefied biomass combustion at high co-firing coal ratio under oxy-fuel conditions, with respect to emissions, fuel ignition, burnout and ash quality.

Curriculum Vitae

10/2009 - Present PhD student at the laboratory of Thermal Engineering

Mechanical Engineering Faculty

University of Twente, Enschede, The Netherlands

09/2007 - 09/2009 M.Sc. in Sustainable Energy Technology

University of Twente, Enschede, The Netherlands

Master assignment: In-situ capturing of CO­2 and tar removal for low temperature biomass gasification.

08/2006 - 08/2007 Graduate assistant

Jimma University, Jimma, Ethiopia

11/2001 - 07/2006 B.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering

Jimma University, Jimma, Ethiopia


Venkata Ramayya, A, Eyerusalem Merin, et.al (2006), Design and simulation of fluidized bed power gasifier for coffee hulling Center, Proceedings of the 1st National Conference on Advances in Energy Research (AER-2006),4-5 December 2006, IIT Mumbai, India