Puupolttoaineiden vaikutus voimalaitoksen käytettävyyteen: PUUT24

Translated title of the contribution: The effect of wood fuels on power plant availability

Markku Orjala, Janne Kärki, Martti Mäkipää, Maria Oksa

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The objective of this research is to determine critical properties of wood fuels in respect of power plant availability, to determine the optimal conditions for reducing detriments, and to study the effect of storing and processing of wood fuels on the boiler operation. Both, the CFB and BFB technologies are studied. The project started in December 2000 and it will be ended in March 2003. Experts of the Energy Production research field at VTT Processes carry out the majority of the research activities. Experts in the research field of Mineral Processing, located in Outokumpu, participate in analytics, and the research field of Material and Manufacturing Technology of VTT Industrial Systems in Otaniemi participates in the research on material effects. System Technology Laboratory of Oulu University, under the supervision of Professor Urpo Kortela, is responsible for the power plant automation and for the research on boiler control technology. Co-operation related to the analytics of heat transfer surface deposition and corrosion with the EU's JRC has continued as established in the Combustion of Forest Chips -project but mainly in a so-colled "CORBI"-EU-project. Additionally, VTT co-operates with Swedish Värmeforsk Ab in the form of information exchange on experiences of wood fuel utilization in Swedish power plants. The following companies participate in the project: Etelä-Savon Energia Oy, Foster Wheeler Energia Oy, Kvaerner Pulping Oy, Simpele pasteboard factory of M-Real Oyj and Värmeforsk Ab (Sweden).
Translated title of the contributionThe effect of wood fuels on power plant availability
Original languageFinnish
Title of host publicationPuuenergian teknologiaohjelman vuosikirja 2002
EditorsEija Alakangas
PublisherVTT Technical Research Centre of Finland
Number of pages17
ISBN (Electronic)951-38-5733-6
ISBN (Print)951-38-5732-8
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2002
MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
EventPuuenergian teknologiaohjelman vuosiseminaari - Joensuu, Finland
Duration: 18 Sep 200219 Sep 2002

Publication series

SeriesVTT Symposium


SeminarPuuenergian teknologiaohjelman vuosiseminaari


  • biomass
  • bioenergy
  • biofuels
  • wood
  • energy wood

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    Orjala, M., Kärki, J., Mäkipää, M., & Oksa, M. (2002). Puupolttoaineiden vaikutus voimalaitoksen käytettävyyteen: PUUT24. In E. Alakangas (Ed.), Puuenergian teknologiaohjelman vuosikirja 2002: Technology Programme (pp. 205-221). VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland. VTT Symposium, No. 221 https://www.vtt.fi/inf/pdf/symposiums/2002/S221.pdf