Cogeneración distribuida y producción de hidrógeno mediante gasificación de biomasahacia una producción sostenible en la industria oleícola

Supervised by:
  1. Francisco Jurado Melguizo Director
  2. David Vera Co-director

Defence university: Universidad de Jaén

Fecha de defensa: 19 October 2023

  1. José Luis Calvo Rolle Chair
  2. Andrea Baccioli Secretary
  3. SIMIN ANVARI Committee member

Type: Thesis

Teseo: 828840 DIALNET


This Doctoral Thesis delves into the potential of biomass gasification technology for distributed cogeneration and hydrogen production in the olive oil industry. It demonstrates the technical feasibility of gasifying exhausted olive pomace pellets in a downdraft gasifier for combined power, heat and biochar production. The development of a hybrid intelligent model enables reliable prediction of the hydrogen concentration in producer gas. An integrated gasification plant is proposed as cost-effective option for renewable power generation and waste management. The incorporation of biomass gasification technology in the olive oil supply chain reduces the environmental impact and promotes sustainability. The proof-of-concept for decentralized high-purity green hydrogen production showcases the advantages of hybridizing biomass gasification with alkaline water electrolysis. Overall, this research work provides valuable insights into the technical, economic, and environmental benefits of gasification technology, highlighting its potential for transforming waste management practices and driving renewable energy production in the olive oil industry.