Evaluation of transferring biomass from its source to users at regional, intracontinental and intercontinental locations

Yrjö Solantausta, Hilkka Kyllönen, Paterson McKeough, M. Wagener, A. Remmers, A. Faaij, B. Kjällström, D. Beckman, E. Podesser, K. Graig

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Abstract

The objective of the work is to evaluate the most economic options in transferring biomass from its source locations to users at the regional, intra-continental and intercontinental locations. A systems analysis will initially screen many potential utilisation schemes, with the objective of more detailed techno-economic evaluations of a few options, followed by carbon impact assessment for the most economic options. One utilisation chain is depicted as an example. Forest residues are first collected in connection with existing wood-harvesting operations. An integrated heating/pyrolysis plant is located within road-transport range of the forest-residue sites. District heat and bio-oil are produced from forest residues. Bio-oil is transported by barges to remote users. Initially coal will be replaced with bio-oil in large coal fired power plants. At a later stage, bio-oil may be fired in power plants currently using mineral oil or natural gas.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication12th European Conference and Technology Exhibition on Biomass for Energy, Industry and Climate Protection
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings
PublisherETA-Florence Renewable Energies
Pages1306-1308
ISBN (Print)88-900442-5-X, 3-936338-10-8
Publication statusPublished - 2002
MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
Event12th European Conference and Exhibition on Biomass for Energy, Industry and Climate Protection - Amsterdam, Netherlands
Duration: 17 Jun 200221 Jun 2002
Conference number: 12

Conference

Conference12th European Conference and Exhibition on Biomass for Energy, Industry and Climate Protection
CountryNetherlands
CityAmsterdam
Period17/06/0221/06/02

Keywords

  • biomass trade
  • biomass conversion
  • economic aspects

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    Solantausta, Y., Kyllönen, H., McKeough, P., Wagener, M., Remmers, A., Faaij, A., Kjällström, B., Beckman, D., Podesser, E., & Graig, K. (2002). Evaluation of transferring biomass from its source to users at regional, intracontinental and intercontinental locations. In 12th European Conference and Technology Exhibition on Biomass for Energy, Industry and Climate Protection: Proceedings (pp. 1306-1308). ETA-Florence Renewable Energies.