Biomass Combustion and Co-firing

Cofiring Workshop, 2nd world Biomass Conference, Rome, Italy, May 2004

2nd
World Conference and Exhibition on Biomass for Energy, Industry and
Climate Protection

Workshop
4: 

Biomass
cofiring – Current trends and future Challenges

Chairpersons:
Sjaak van Loo, Bill Livingston

Cofiring biomass with coal is becoming increasingly popular around the
globe for various reasons. It is often found to be a relatively
low-cost measure for large-scale renewable energy generation.
Depending on the specifications of biofuels to be cofired, various
configurations exist, varying from directly mixing biofuel with coal
and joint firing, pre-gasification and parallel firing. However,
there are several barriers that hinder actual implementation, such
as uncertainty about the legal and political environment,
liberalization of the energy sector, as well as uncertainties about
long term fuel supplies at low costs. Another issue is the
utilization of fly-ashes, which is often not allowed if the ash is
partly from biomass origin

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9:00 9:05 Sjaak
van Loo, IEA Bioenergy Task 32
Welcome and introduction (217 kB)

9:05

9:20

Jaap
Koppejan, TNO, NL 
Introduction and overview of technologies
applied worldwide
(476 kB))

9:20

9:40

Larry
Baxter, Brigham Young University, USA
Biomass Cofiring Overview (1.190 kB))

9:40

10:20

Tom
Miles, T. R. Miles, Technical Consultants Inc., USA
Recent experiences of cofiring switch grass at
the Ottumwa generating station
(2.071 kB))

10:20

10:40

Bo
Sander, ELSAM Engineering, DK
Full-scale investigations of straw co-firing (302
kB)

10:40

11:00

Refreshment break

11:00

11:20

Ronald
Meijer, KEMA
Status of cofiring in the Netherlands
(3.089 kB)

11:20

11:40

Stephen
Schuck, Bioenergy Australia
Country experiences in Australia (1.169
kB)

11:40

12:00

Bill
Livingston, Mitsui Babcock
Results of recent cofiring trials in UK
(199 kB)

12:00 12:20

Pasi
Vainikka, VTT
Results from cofiring experiments from the
world’s largest biofuel fired CFB of Alholmens Kraft in Finland

(3.446 kB)

12:20

12:40

Discussion
and closing