Joint workshop on biomass cofiring with IEA CCC and VGB Powertech, Copenhagen, March 2012

Tuesday 27 – Wednesday
28 March 2012

Workshop and site

Cofiring Biomass with Coal

Phoenix hotel
Copenhagen, Denmark

The interest in cofiring biomass with coal continues to grow, due to the relatively high effciency of CO2 mitigation, at often
acceptable costs. The potentials are very large.

This workshop addressed several issues related to biomass cofiring, from the resources available, technical approaches, recent experiences, operational challenges and the future perspectives of cofiring.  All presentations can be downloaded below.

Session 1 Status of cofiring,
chair: Ms Deborah Adams, IEA CCC
Welcome and the role of biomass in DONG Energy today and in the future
 / Thomas Dalsgaard, Dong Energy Executive Vice President

Introduction to the workshop
 / Ms Deborah Adams, IEA CCC

Biomass potentials and possible Imports to EU 27
/ Dr. Hubert Röder – Pöyry Management Consulting 

Sustainable biomass for large power generation
 / Dr Ir Yves Ryckmans – Laborelec 
Session 2 Operational experience,
chair: Dr Rohan Fernando, IEA CCC

Vattenfall strategy and experiences of cofiring biomass with coal
 /Dr Raziyeh Khodayari – Vattenfall Research and Development
Session 3 Biomass fuels and processing,
chair Mr Tim Dixon, IEA GHG

Torrefied and hydrothermal carbonised biomass products: co-milling, combustion and emission properties
 / Mr Gregory Dunnu – Institut
für Feuerungs- und Kraftwerkstechnik – IFK

Grindability of Torrefied Beechwood and Co-Firing with Pulverized Lignite at Pilot Scale
 / Andreas Ohliger – Institute of Heat and
Mass Transfer, RWTH Aachen University

Upgrading of Malaysian Biomass for Cofiring with Coal
 / Dr Adlansyah Abd Rahman – Universiti Tenaga Nasional
Session 4 Combustion/gasification,
chair: Mr Jack Brown, RWE

Torrefaction at Topell
/ Mr Robin Post van der Burg – Topell Energy 
Session 5 Emissions and Ash,
chair: Dr William Livingston, Doosan Babcock
Co-firing and ash quality / Ronald van Eijk – KEMA

Ash Deposition Prediction Tool for PF Boilers Fired with Coal and Biomass
 / Piotr Plaza – TU Delft +  Cardiff School of Engineering

A 1-D Simulation Tool for Biomass Co-Firing – Development and Application
 / Dr Matshela Koko – Steinmueller Engineering GmbH
Session 6 Future of cofiring,
chair: Mr Jaap Koppejan, IEA Bioenergy
The future of cofiring
 / Richard van der Broek – Vattenfall Europe Generation AG
This workshop was co-organised with IEA CCC and VGB Powertech