Cofiring of biomass and lignite blends: Resource facilities; Technological and environmental issues

Surmen Y., Demirbas A.

ENERGY SOURCES, vol.25, no.3, pp.175-187, 2003 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 25 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2003
  • Doi Number: 10.1080/00908310390142226
  • Journal Name: ENERGY SOURCES
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.175-187
  • Karadeniz Technical University Affiliated: No


Biomass and coal blend combustion is a promising combustion technology; however significant development work is required before large-scale implementation can be realized. Issues related to successful implementation of coal and biomass blend cofiring are identified. Cofiring biomass with coal, in comparison to single coal firing, helps reduce the total composition. Cofiring biomass with coal has the capability to reduce both NOx and SOx levels from existing pulverized-coal-fired power plants. Cofiring may also reduce fuel costs, minimize waste, and reduce soil and water pollution depending upon the chemical composition of the biomass used.