Business viability of biomass co-firing and gasification for electricity generation
by Dana M. Johnson, Robert E. Froese, Jillian R. Waterstraut, James H. Whitmarsh, Abraham Rogelio Martin Garcia, Chris A. Miller
International Journal of Environmental Engineering (IJEE), Vol. 1, No. 4, 2009

Abstract: Greenhouse gas reduction occurs as a result of substitution of woody biomass for coal. Coal is the worst amongst all the fossil fuels in terms of greenhouse gas emission per unit of electricity generated. Recent concerns related to the environmental impact of greenhouse gases from using fossil based feedstock, like coal, for the generation of power, specifically electricity have driven the need to identify alternative bio-based energy technologies in the USA, UK and Germany. The objective of this paper is to determine the business attractiveness of utilising biomass resources to produce electricity through biomass co-firing and gasification through case study analysis.

Online publication date: Mon, 24-Aug-2009

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