KEMA has been actively engaged in supporting biomass co-firing
initiatives already underway in Europe and the Netherlands for over a decade.
Tenders are invited for co-firing
target for the peat-fired stations in the irish government~~~~s 2007 white paper on energy, edenderry power station 128mwe commenced co- firing with biomass in 2008.
The power stations are in addition to a 60 million [pounds sterling] biomass co-firing
system being installed at Drax's existing 4,000MW power station, which will be completed early next year and have a capacity of 500MW.
According to the Electrical Power Research Institute (EPRI) this approach of co-firing
renewable energy with coal is a near term solution to reducing greenhouse gas emissions which are responsible for climate change.
This improves the fuel properties of the biomass, thus less fossil fuel is needed in power plants by co-firing
with CO2-neutral biomass.
DRAX power station in Yorkshire is pressing ahead with a project that will make it the largest biomass co-firing
power station in the world.
The agricultural division will focus on initially obtaining 1,000 acres of land in Western, New York to grow hybrid willow to provide a "closed loop" source of fuel for the Company's biomass energy project in the area and also to sell to area coal plants as fuel for co-firing
to help such plants reduce Greenhouse Gas and overall emissions.
The TISCO project (TORREFACTION Integration and Suitability for CO-firing
) focuses on researching the suitability of fuel produced through torrefaction for co-firing
in a coal power plant on an industrial scale.
Wood biomass has multiple applications, including co-firing
with coal, gasification, ethanol for fuel, biodiesel, and direct burn.
Products include biomass, and woodchips for direct energy and gasification, as well as sawdust, to reduce coal-polluting emissions in co-firing
We are expecting that this joint development will allow us to address topics--such as one-step co-firing
, lower sintering temperatures and faster binder removal--that have an impact on planar SOFC manufacturing costs.
offsets the emissions that would otherwise be generated by coal.