A new sustainable technology on the platform (Biomass gasification plant: Twin IHI GAsifieR: TIGAR®)
IHI Corporation has developed the biomass gasification plant ‘TIGAR®’, which can efficiently convert biomass into hydrogen and other fuel gas. TIGAR® consists of the bubbling fluidized bed (BFB) where biomass resources are gasified by high temperature steam and the circulating fluidized bed (CFB) where unreacted biomass resources are completely combusted. This circular system enables high purity of gas fuel and easy O&M. TIGAR® can treat a variety of biomass such as wood chip/pellet, bagasse and bark, as well as lignite and sub-bituminous coal.
In 2017, TIGAR® technology completed nearly 6,000 hours of demonstration operation in Indonesia. IHI Corporation is ready to export for commericlal purposes, and planning to utilize the plant as a hydrogen generator in fertilizer plants.