Bio-CCS: Co-firing of established greenfield and novel, brownfield biomass resources under air, oxygen-enriched air and oxy-fuel conditions

Sam Pickard, S Daood, W Nimmo, Richard Lord, M Pourkashanian

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As demand for electricity and atmospheric CO2 concentrations rise technologies that reduce the environmental impact of generating electricity are sought. Within the many options a combination of co-firing of biomass and carbon capture and storage (Bio-CCS) could present a negative-emission process. This work investigates co-firing of a novel brownfield and two conventional greenfield biomass reserves with coal in oxygen-enriched conditions which may enhance the efficiency of post-combustion capture units. A 20kW furnace is used to assess combustion characteristics in a range of scenarios. Results suggest oxidant staging during oxygen-enriched co-firing can exhibit lower NO emissions while achieving high combustion efficiencies.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)6062-6069
Number of pages8
JournalEnergy Procedia
Early online date5 Aug 2013
Publication statusPublished - 2013



  • biomass cofiring
  • brownfield biomass
  • oxygen enrichment
  • oxidant staging
  • Bio-CCS
  • negative emissions

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