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The potential for biomass co-firing with coal in EU27

Julia Hansson (Institutionen för energi och miljö, Fysisk resursteori) ; Göran Berndes (Institutionen för energi och miljö, Fysisk resursteori) ; Filip Johnsson (Institutionen för energi och miljö, Energiteknik) ; Jan Kjärstad (Institutionen för energi och miljö, Energiteknik)
Proceedings of the 16th European Biomass Conference & Exhibition - From research to industry and markets, Feria Valencia, Spain, 2-6 June 2008. (2008)
[Konferensbidrag, övrigt]

The European Union (EU) aims to increase the use of bioenergy. An increased production of electricity from renewable energy sources (RES-E) is also being promoted within the EU. Biomass co-firing with coal represents an attractive near-term option for increasing the production of RES-E. This study assesses the near-term technical potential for biomass co-firing with coal in the existing coal-fired power plant infrastructure in the EU27 Member States (MS) and relates the potential to the national EU targets for RES-E by 2010. The possible contribution of RES-E from biomass co-firing to the RES-E target for 2010 for EU27 as a whole (expressed in absolute numbers) is about 10%. However, the contribution from the estimated co-firing potential to the gap between current RES-E levels and the RES-E target for 2010 is about 20-33% for EU27 (depending on assumptions made). For some MS the potential contribution is large enough to fill the gap. Biomass co-firing with coal has the potential to play an important role when increasing the amount of RES-E in EU27. However, considering how little time remains, it is unlikely that co-firing can actually make a considerable contribution to the 2010 RES-E targets.

Nyckelord: biomass/coal cofiring, electricity generation, bioenergy policy



Denna post skapades 2008-05-30. Senast ändrad 2017-01-27.
CPL Pubid: 71309

 

Institutioner (Chalmers)

Institutionen för energi och miljö, Fysisk resursteori (2005-2017)
Institutionen för energi och miljö, Energiteknik (2005-2017)

Ämnesområden

Övrig annan teknik
Teknik och social förändring

Chalmers infrastruktur