Biomass Solar Hybrid

Liquification or Gasification
Solar energy can provide thermal heat for biomass liquification or gasification.
Direct Injection
Solar generated steam can be directly injected into the main steam header while a boiler is trimmed, therefore maintaining constant power production while fuel is reduced.
  • Biomass can be used to “firm” solar power, effectively replacing thermal storage
  • Solar heat can be used between 140 °C and 550 °C
  • Plant must be located within 20 miles of biomass source, because fuel is low density and expensive to transport (unless pelletized)