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