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Gasification of urban waste for electricity generation

Description: Gasification Laboratory Tests of Urban Waste Briquettes. Designing, constructing  and testing  a 250 kWe Pilot Plant .
Status: In progress; Classification: Research.

Staff Members: Electo Eduardo Silva Lora / Rubenildo Vieira Andrade - Member / Coordinator.


Consultancy for an Energy Cogeneration Project with EFGT (Externally fired gas turbine)

Description: Designing , modeling, acquisition, assembly and testing of a system of a gas turbine of external burning using the pyrolysis gases from coal furnaces.
Status: In progress; Classification: Research.

Staff Members: Electo Eduardo Silva Lora / Jose Carlos Escobar Palacios - Member / Osvaldo José Venturini - Member / - Coordinator.
Financier (s): ArcelorMittal BioFlorestas - Financial Assistance.


Solar/ Biomass Hybrid System

Description: Integrated operation a of solar thermal systems, an ORC engine and a Solar Dish, plus a  Stirling gasifier- motor-furnace on biomass.
Status: In progress; Classification: Research.
Students involved: Master Academic: (4) PhD (1).

Staff Members: Electo Eduardo Silva Lora / Rubenildo Vieira Andrade - Member / Vladimir Melian Cobas - Member / Jose Carlos Escobar Palacios - Member / Osvaldo José Venturini - Member / - Coordinator.
Financier (s): Companhia Paulista  de Força e Luz. - Financial Assistance.


Geothermal Energy: Technological Alternatives for implementation of Hybrid Geothermal Energy  in Brazil from Low Temperature Sources.

Description: Evaluation of the geothermal energy potential in Brazil. Modeling and thermodynamic evaluation of ORC and Kalina systems. Project and evaluation of a laboratory plant. Project of a real plant.
Status: In progress; Clasification: Research.
Students involved: Master Academic: (1) Doctor: (3).

Staff Members: Electo Eduardo Silva Lora / Vladimir Melian Cobas - Member / Jose Carlos Escobar Palacios - Member / Osvaldo José Venturini - Member / - Coordinator.
Financier (s): AES Tietê / ANEEL - Financial Assistance.


Theoretical Experimental Study of Biomass Thermo-chemical Conversion for Biofuels and Electricity

Description: Experimental study of gasification with oxygen /steam  mixtures. Implementation of the gasification gas cleaning, for SOFC cells and tests of the system.
Status: In progress; Classification Focus: Research.
Students involved: Doctorate: (2).

Staff Members: Electo Eduardo Silva Lora / Vladimir Melian Cobas - Member / Jose Carlos Escobar Palacios - Member / Osvaldo José Venturini - Member / Rubenildo Andrade - Member / - Coordinator.

Financier (s): Foundation for Supporting Research in the state of Minas Gerais (FAPEMIG) - Financial Assistance / Department of Science and Technology of the State of Minas Gerais - Cooperation.


Biomass Gasification for Driving of Solid Oxide Fuel Cells. Project CAPES / NUFFIC

Description: Gasification tests. SOFC tests with natural gas. Modeling. Gas cleaning system tests. Integrated gasification/SOFC tests.
Status: In progress; Classification: Research.
Students involved: Doctorate: (2).

Staff Members: Electo Eduardo Silva Lora / Vladimir Melian Cobas - Member / Rubenildo Vieira Andrade - Member / Osvaldo José Venturini - Member / - Coordinator.
Financier (s): Coordination of Improvement of Higher Education Personnel (CAPES) - Financial Assistance.


Advanced Gasifier/Internal Combustion Engines Units for Heat and Power Generation.

Description: Modeling of an Integrated gasifier / engine system and validation of the model with experimental tests.
Status: Completed; Classification: Research.
Students involved: Master Academic: (1).

Staff Members: Electo Eduardo Silva Lora / Rubenildo Andrade - Member / - Coordinator.
Financier (s): Royal Society - Financial Assistance / Durham University - Cooperation.


Theoretical and  Experimental Evaluation of Biomass Gasification for Fuel Solid Oxide Cell Activation.

Description: Project and tests of a cleaning system to make synthesis gas suitable for of a solid oxide fuel cell (SOFC) activation. Tests of the arrangement of a gasifier/SOFC of  5 kWe capacity.
Status: In progress;  Classification: Research.
Students involved: Doctorate (1).

Staff Members: Electo Eduardo Silva Lora / Vladimir Melian Cobas - Member / Osvaldo José Venturini - Member / - Coordinator.
Financier (s): Minas Gerais Electric Power Company S/A - Financial Assistance.


Evaluations of Technological Options for Electricity Generation from Urban Wastes of tree pruning.

Description: Software in excel for the techno- economical evaluation of the potential energetic  use of RSU. LCA of different options of energy use: sanitary landfill and incineration. Case of Studies of three cities in MG State, Brazil.
Status: In progress;Classification: Research.
Students involved: Master Academic: (1).

Staff Members: Electo Eduardo Silva Lora / Mateus Henrique Rocha - Member / Osvaldo José Venturini - Member / Marcio Leme - Member / - Coordinator.
Financier (s): Minas Gerais Electric Power Company S/A - Financial Assistance.


Electricity Generation through Combustion and Gasification of Biomass.

Description: Tests of a two-stage gasifier with air injection coupled to an internal combustion engine.
Status: In progress; Classification : Research.
Students involved: Master Academic: (1).

Staff Members: Electo Eduardo Silva Lora / Rubenildo Vieira Andrade - Member / - Coordinator.
Financier (s): National Council for Scientific and Technological Development (CNPQ) - Financial Assistance.