Biomass co-firing in coal fired power plants

Gerrit Brem*, Jaap Koppejan

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    The process of co-firing of biomass in coal fired power plants is discussed. For most coal-fired power plants, the conversion efficiencies are in the range of 30-38%. Biomass co-firing results in a dirct reduction of the CO2 emissions in proportion to the co-firing ratio. When proper choices of biomass, coal, boiler design, and boiler operation are made, traditional pollutants and net greenhouse gas emissions decrease.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)183-195
    Number of pages13
    JournalVDI Berichte
    Issue number1891
    Publication statusPublished - 29 Jul 2005


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