Metso supplies biofuels gasifier to Göteborg Energi project

Engineering and technology company Metso will supply a gasifier to sustain new gasification technology to Göteborg Energi´s project, Gothenburg Biomass Gasification (GoBiGas20MW), which is focusing on producing biogas by gasification of biofuels and waste from forestry.

The order, which is valued at approximately €30m, was already included in Energy and Environmental Technology’s Q4/2010 orders received.

A gasification demo plant, to be built in two stages to demonstrate the concept’s technology, is scheduled to be operational in early 2013.

On a commercial scale, the final plant will have a capacity of approximately 100MW biogas with an operating period of 8,000 hours per year.