Gasifying Biomass with Sunlight
December 5, 2010
About Gasifying Biomass with Sunlight: A solar-driven process could yield far more fuel than conventional biomass production.
Sundrop Fuels, a startup based in Louisville, CO, says it has developed a cleaner and more efficient way to turn biomass into synthetic fuels by harnessing the intense heat of the sun to vaporize wood and crop waste. Its process can produce twice the amount of gasoline or diesel per ton of biomass compared to conventional biomass gasification systems, the company claims.