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Biomass Co-Firing: A Renewable Strategy

Biomass Co-Firing: A Renewable Strategy

New limits on greenhouse gas emissions mean significant changes for your coal-fired power plants in order to integrate renewable energy sources.

Burns & McDonnell provides the experience and expertise you need to make coal-biomass co-firing a successful part of your renewable energy strategy.

Co-Firing for Renewable Energy Solutions

The increasing demand for renewable energy sources is driving the need for biomass co-firing as part of successful sustainable energy solutions.

Whether you need a new facility or retrofits to an existing plant, Burns & McDonnell has the experience to make your coal-fired plant viable as a renewable energy plant. Our expertise includes planning, designing, engineering, and construction for dedicated generation resources or combined heat and power applications.

  • Biomass resource assessments
  • Feasibility studies
  • Material handling system design
  • Combustion analysis
  • Co-firing demonstration support
  • Testing, including performance and emissions
  • Renewable energy business strategies
  • Emissions testing for a biomass co-firing demonstration
  • Feasibility study, biomass supply assessment, cost estimate, performance estimate and emissions estimate for co-firing woody biomass in a pulverized coal boiler
  • Detailed design and cost estimate of a biomass material handling system for co-firing at a 1,500 MW pulverized coal facility
  • Feasibility assessment of drying biomass
  • Material handling design and cost estimate analysis for unloading and processing wood chips to whole logs