Optimised multifuel CHP with high performance and low emissions

Pasi Vainikka, Raili Taipale, Kari Hillebrand, Satu Helynen

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Variations in physical and chemical properties of wood fuels may cause unexpected problems throughout the power production chain, which in turn pose new challenges for fuel handling systems, combustion technologies and boiler designers and operators. A R&D project named "BIOMAX" was established under the EU-funded Framework Programme 5 with the objective to show the viability of modern circulating fluidised bed (CFB) technology in maximising the use of biomass fuels in large-scale heat and power generation. This includes providing means for safe, sufficient and well-controlled biomass fuel supply and handling and for approppriate and safe boiler operation. In the project experiments have been condusted in both pilot plant scale and at the World's largest 240 Mwe (550 MWth, 194 kg/s, 165 bar, 545 deg. C) biofuel fired circulating fluidised bed boiler plant operated by Ahlholmens Kraft Ltd. Both pilot and full-scale experiments included the whole share range of biomass co-firing from 100% to 10% (enb.). Such a unique experiment matrix is possible to carry out only at plants with capacity to use particularly wide range of fuels.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages2
Publication statusPublished - 2004
MoE publication typeNot Eligible
EventWorld Bioenergy Conference and Exhibition - Jönköping, Sweden
Duration: 2 Jun 20044 Jun 2004


ConferenceWorld Bioenergy Conference and Exhibition

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    Vainikka, P., Taipale, R., Hillebrand, K., & Helynen, S. (2004). Optimised multifuel CHP with high performance and low emissions. Paper presented at World Bioenergy Conference and Exhibition, Jönköping, Sweden.