The gobigas plant
Book chapter, 2019
GoBiGas is an abbreviation for Gothenburg Biogas Gasification project, which was a project that began in spring 2005 and ended in March 2018, which had the ambition of making the company Göteborg Energi AB, as well as its owner the city of Gothenburg, independent of fossil fuels. Information and results from the project have been extensively published in the scientific literature, as well in a summary report of the project. The GoBiGas plant used gasification on an industrial scale to convert biomass into advanced biofuel. The current plant was built as a demonstration, but with the aim of being commercially and economically viable when run in combination with a plant five times larger, once the demonstration phase ended. This set the plant’s performance bar very high; the target was 65% energy efficiency from biomass-to-biomethane and 90% from ingoing energy streams for saleable biomethane or district heating. Furthermore, the plant was built to be able to operate for at least 20 years, with an availability of 8000 h per year. The plant is a first-of-its-kind installation and has played its part in achieving several developmental milestones. © 2019 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.