Cofiring 8 Programme

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Day 1: Tues 11

Day 1 | Day 2 | Day 3

12:30 – 13.00 Registration for site visit and workshop
13:00 – 17:00 Site visit to Amagerværket
18:30 – 19:00 Workshop registration
19:00 – 21:00 Welcome drinks reception

Day 2: Wed 12

Day 1 | Day 2 | Day 3

08:30 – 9:00 Workshop registration
09:00 – 9:45 Opening session
Welcome and introduction
09:45 Session 1
International cofiring activities
11:00 – 11:15 Coffee Break
11:15 Session 2
Case studies and demonstrations
12:55 – 13:45 Lunch and networking
13:45 Session 3
Fire prevention
15:50 – 16:05 Coffee break
16:05 Session 4
Biomass pre-treatment
19:00 Dinner at Salt restaurant Admiral Hotel

Welcome and introduction


Welcome and introduction
Andrew Minchener; IEA Clean Coal Centre, UK


Welcome and introduction
Brian Seeberg Larsen, COWI, Denmark

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Denmark’s energy situation
Danish Energy Agency

International cofiring activities


Status quo and development prospects of co-firing biomass with coal in China
Rui Sun, Electric Power Planning & Engineering Institute, China


Global trends in biomass to energy
Marius Noer and Simon L Bager, COWI, Denmark


Status of cofiring for selected countries
Xing Zhang, IEA Clean Coal Centre, UK

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Case studies and demonstrations


Ørsted experience. Utilization of biomass for combined heat and power production
Jørgen P Jensen, Ørsted, Denmark


Aspects of biomass co-firing for utility-sized CFB boilers
Frank Leuschke, Doosan Lentjes, Germany


Co-firing of refined pellets on Nordjylland Unit 3.
Jeppe Grue, COWI, Denmark


Coal to wood pellets biomass conversions
Raphael Han, Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems Europe, Germany

Fire prevention


Fire and explosion hazards related to bulk material handling and storage of coal and biomass
Kees van Wingerden, Gexcon, Norway


Prevention of fires and dust explosions when handling biomass
Anders Bergström, Firefly AB, Sweden


Fire and explosion control measures for biomass storage and handling at Lynemouth Power Station
Davey Wharrier, Lynemouth Power, UK


Best practice for biomass store fire protection
Richard Farnish, The Wolfson Centre for Bulk Solids Handling Technology, Greenwich University


Safety issues in relation to storage and handling biomass: research and standardization 
Anders Lonnermark, Rise Research Institutes of Sweden

Biomass pre-treatment


Economic torrefied pellets from herbaceous biomass
Javier Gil, National Renewable Energy Centre, Spain


Co-grinding of waste pellets in a vertical roller mill with coal
Roland Aeckersberg, LOESCHE, Düsseldorf, Germany


Self-steam explosion pretreatment technology for milling application of wet biomass
Dedy Eka Priyanto, IHI Corporation, Japan

Day 3: Thurs 13

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09:00 Session 5
Industry development
10:40 – 11:00 Coffee Break
11:00 Session 6
Research and industry development
12:40 – 13:50 Lunch and networking
13:50 – 14:00 Poster viewing and best poster prize
14:00 Session 7
Research and development
16:00 – 16:30 Tea/coffee and networking

Industry development


Optimizing wood pellet transportation by CFD simulation
Preben V. Messerschmidt, Ramboll, Denmark


Diffusion coatings for corrosion protection of ferritic-martensitic steels for co-firing biomass with coal
Tobias Meißner, DECHEMA-Forschungsinstitut, Germany


Field experience in biomass cofiring on SCR catalyst technology
Teresa Hitzke, Johnson Matthey Catalysts, Germany


High value utilization of biomass gasification coupled coal-fired unit power generation technology
Shoujun Zhang, Hefei Debo Bioenergy Science& Technology Co., China

Research and industry development


Management of ashes from co-firing biomass with coal
Angelo Sarabèr, Vliegasunie, the Netherlands


Air monitoring devices for co-combustion biomass with coal
Dario DiMaggio, Kurz Instruments, USA


Managing fuel and air distribution to improve combustion and reduce NOx when co-firing coal with biomass
Guisu Liu, Ammegen USA – part of Greenbank Group UK


Ecological fuel from biomass residues and mineral coal rejectments
Luiz H Alexandre, 1C2C Biocombustível de Carbono Reciclado, Brazil

Research and development


Supply chain costs of biomass cofiring
Patrick E. Mason, Ayup Ltd, UK


Oxyfuel cofiring of Miscanthus char and coal in a 300 kW furnace with integrated carbon fixation
Ming-Hsun Wu, National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan


Experience of co-firing non-woody fuel in a pilot scale (500kW) pulverized test facility
Manoj Paneru, Piotr Plaza, Jörg Maier


The biomass combustion and preparation technology development in anthracite coal fired boiler units
Nataliya I. Dunayevska, Coal Energy Technology Institute of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine


Workshop summary and closing remarks
Andrew Minchener; IEA Clean Coal Centre, UK

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