Fuel pre-processing, pre-treatment and storage for co-firing of biomass and coal

Michiel C. Carbo, Pedro M.R. Abelha, Mariusz K. Cieplik, Carlos Mourão,  and Jaap H.A. Kiel     Energy Research Centre of the Netherlands (ECN), Petten, The Netherlands


This chapter describes the current practice with respect to transport, on-site handling, storage, milling and pneumatic conveying of biomass during co-firing in coal-fired power stations, and the associated design of handling and storage equipment, as well as the required hardware modifications to convert existing dedicated coal-fired power plants. Thermal biomass pre-treatment technologies, such as torrefaction and steam explosion, result in the production of high-quality solid bioenergy carriers ...

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