Related industry uses: Bio mass
Research into renewable energy is on-going; for the various biomass conversions for heat, electricity and fuel, Olivine can be used effectively in the biomass gasification process.
Olivine’s catalytic behaviour has highlighted it as an excellent catalyst for in-bed biomass gasification. Using Olivine in this primary method is aiding with a significant reduction in tar which is a major problem in the biomass gasification process. Due to Olivine’s attrition resistance and the high Iron content in LKAB Minerals' Olivine, this mineral is an excellent performer as a catalyst in fluid bed and moving bed biomass gasifiers.