Sandia National Laboratories has unique experimental facilities dedicated to the biomass conversion research. The Particle Ignition and Char Combustion laboratory provides insight in the combustion characteristics of solid fuels. The Pressurized Gasification and Combustion laboratory enables research at elevated pressure (up to 20 atm). The Particulate and Gaseous Emissions laboratory enables emissions research at scales relevant to commercial-scale power generation systems.
Each of these experimental capabilities are coupled to our computational science capabilities that enable us to decouple reaction processes and develop numerical tools for engineering design and optimization. The resulting validated models are then leveraged to populate systems dynamics models with real physical processes that are relevant to the application.