Prof. Günter Scheffknecht, director of the Institute of Combustion and Power Plant Technology (IFK) and Dipl.-Ing. Reinhold Spörl, Head of Department Decentralized Energy Conversion (IFK), Stuttgart University have signed a Letter of Intent regarding participation in, and co-financing of SmaRTGas Innovation Cluster.
IFK and its department (DEU) have extensive experience on biomass gasification and gas cleaning. The gasification activities are currently focused on sorption enhanced reforming (SER), air, steam and oxygen-steam gasification of biomass, and fundamental research on formation and conversion of tars in gasifiers. The department has access to several lab and pilot scale (dual) fluidized bed gasifiers.