This article focuses on diverse benefits of biomass gasification. Biomass gasification involves converting organic fuels to create a relatively clean combustible gas. The advantages of biomass gasification are its ability to convert relatively cheap stocks, such as sawdust, switch grass, bagasse, agricultural wastes, or specifically grown energy plantation crops like willow trees, into fuel that will not produce as many emissions, especially of alleged greenhouse gases, as will the direct burning of organic solids. The relatively high energy value of the biomass gas means it could be combined with natural gas or distillate oil, which the company believes is a necessity to commercialize the process. Future Energy Resources Corp. (FERCO) uses a personal computer-based data acquisition and control system equipped with WonderWare software for the McNeil gasifier. Currently, FERCO has two development agreements to install its biomass gasification process.

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