The BLAZE partners University of L’Aquila (UNIVAQ) and Guglielmo Marconi University (USGM) are involved in the development of the pilot BLAZE plant, which is a 100 kWth dual fluidized bed biomass gasifier, coupled with a system for hot gas cleaning and conditioning for the production of a hydrogen-rich syngas and the realization of a small scale CHP system (25 kWe, 55 kWth) via the coupling of the gasifier to SOFC.

The pilot scale gasifier is a dual bubbling fluidized bed gasifier with an innovative design; the gasifier is placed in the workshop of Walter Tosto S.p.A. (WT), a steel manufacturing company also partner of the BLAZE consortium.

Below you can see the pilot plant being developed in the WT facility