September 2011

Utilization of Fly Ash from Biomass and Biomass-Coal

 (Biomass Power and Thermal 9-20-2011) Biomass fuel is being incorporated by some coal-based power plants as an alternative to cocombustion or cogasification with coal. This cofiring strategy has demonstrated reduced sulfur and nitrogen emissions and could be used as a strategy to reduce the net carbon dioxide (CO2) emission impact of a power plant. Some consider the combustion of biomass to be essentially CO2-neutral because although the biomass produces CO2 on combustion, CO2 is taken up by the plant during its growth.