Electo Eduardo Silva Lora

Electo Eduardo Silva Lora

Federal University of Itajubá – UNIFEI, Brazil

Title: State-of-the-art of biomass gasification for electricity generation


Electo Eduardo Silva Lora has a Research Productivity Grant from the Brazilian National Research Council. He graduated in Thermal Power Plants by the Polytechnic University of Odessa in 1981 and has a PhD in Steam Generators and Reactors Design from the Polytechnic University of St. Petersburg, Russia (1988). In 2014, he made a stage of Visiting Professor at Washington State University with a Fulbright/CAPES Visiting Scholar grant. He is currently Full Professor at the Federal University of Itajubá and Coordinator of the NEST Research Group. He has published 80 journal articles, 13 books and supervized 17 Doctoral and 47 Master’s thesis.


Gasifi cation of biomass as primary conversion technology for the generation of electricity using diff erent prime movers has presented serious diffi culties in its implementation practice in the past. Th e paper presents an assessment of the state of the art of the various possible biomass conversion path into electricity including gasifi cation as a primary stage, and their limitations. The most widespread gas cleaning trains characteristics and their results in relation to the quality of gas are shown. Th e results of some success stories are discussed. It is presented at the historical development of biomass gasifi cation research at the NEST research group at the Federal University of Itajubá in Brazil.