Progress of Cryogenics and Isotopes Separation , ISSN: 1582-2575
2013, Volume 16, Issue 2

The Role Assessment of the Catalysts Based on Metal Oxides in the Waste Biomass Gasification Process

Elena David 1 , Silvia Preda 2 , Adrian Armeanu 1 , Claudia Sandru 1 , Dan Mocanu 1

1 National Research and Development Institute for Cryogenics and Isotopic Technologies - ICSI Rm. Valcea, Uzinei Street no. 4, PO Box Râureni 7, 240050, Râmnicu Vâlcea, Romania
2 Research Station for Fruit Growing Valcea, Calea lui Traian, no. 464, 240263, Rm. Valcea, Romania

*Corresponding author: Elena Davida, E-mail:

Published: October 2013


Biomass is a promising sustainable energy source. Managing renewable energy such as  residual biomass in an effective way is a challenge for the energy industry. The biomass gasification technologies to produce hydrogen-rich fuel gas present highly interesting possibilities for biomass utilization as the sustainable energy. In this work was  investigated  the  catalysts behaviour  based on metal oxides in   the process to obtain hydrogen-rich gas  by applying the steam gasification technique of the residual biomass. Characteristics of steam gasification of two kinds of biomass (rapeseed oil cakes and walnut shells ) at different heating rate (in the order of 10-20°C s−1) and different metal oxide catalysts ( CaO, MgO  and a mixture 50


Biomass, gasification, steam, catalyst, hydrogen, fuel gas.

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