Cofiring 7 Programme*

7th -8th of June 2017

Day 1: Wednesday 7th June 2017

Day 1 | Day 2

9:00-9:40
Welcome Speech & Introduction
9:40 – 10:00 Session 1
Overview of cofiring biomass with coal in China Chair: Andrew Minchener (General Manager, IEA CCC)
10:00-10:30 Coffee Break
10:40 – 12:20 Session 2
Engineering experiences for retrofit of coal cofiring projects part 1
12:30 – 13:30 Lunch
13:30 – 15:00 Session 3
Engineering experiences for retrofit of coal co-firing projects
15:00 -15:30 Coffee Break
15:30 – 17:30 Session 4
Incentivisation and related issues (Rui Sun, Vice President, EPPEI)
18:00 – 20:00 Workshop dinner

Welcome Speech & Introduction

Introduction to the workshop by IEA CCC
Dr Andrew Minchener OBE, General Manager, IEA CCC

Welcome by EPPEI
Xie Qiuye, President, EPPEI

Engineering experiences for retrofit of coal cofiring projects part 1

Biomass cofiring experience in the Netherlands: Outlook and practical experience
Michiel Carbo,   Energy Research Centre of the Netherlands, T

Experiences with retrofitting Power Plant to coal-biomass cofiring
Ivan van Niekerk,  Engie Group,

Solving real plant biomass conveying and balancing issues in power generation
Ray Moorehead, Greenbank Group, UK

Cofiring experiences in China
Three Chinese Power Generation companies

Engineering experiences for retrofit of coal co-firing projects

Utilisation of wood pellets, chips and straw for heat and power production.
Jørgen Peter Jensen
DONG Energy, Denmark

Fire and explosion hazards related to bulk material handling and storage of biomass
Xie Bin Gexcon Group, UK

Datang’s cofiring experience
Datang Group, China

Incentivisation and related issues (Rui Sun, Vice President, EPPEI)

UK policy approach of ROCs and the CfD for incentivizing biomass utilization
Dr Andrew Minchener OBE, IEACCC, UK

The Netherlands SDE+ scheme
Michiel Carbo, Energy Research Centre of the Netherlands (ECN),

Coal-biomass co-fired CHP plants in Finland and monitoring/verification of the proportion of biomass-fired
Matti Nieminen, VTT Technical, Research Centre of Finland Ltd

Co-firing of biomass to meet the 2020 target in China
Dr Li Jia, University of Sheffield, UK

Day 2: Thursday 8th June 2017

Day 1 | Day 2

9:00-10:30 Session 5
Biomass processing and handling
10:30-11:00 Coffee Break
11:00 – 12:30 Session 6
Further operating experiences
12:30 – 13:30 Lunch
13:30 – 16:00 Session 7
Current and future research and development routes for improving technologies
15:00 -15:30 Coffee Break
Review of what we have learned, how we might take things forward, and issues remaining

Biomass processing and handling

Wood pellet manufacturing process, quality, sustainability, logistics, and pellet quality effects on boiler performance
Vaughan Bassett, Wood Pellet Association, Canada

Ash-related issues during cofiring biomass with coal and mitigation strategies
Prof Dunxi Yu, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, China

Collection, storage, transportation of biomass fuels and economic aspect
Zhuo Jiankun and Zhuang Huiyong, Tsinghua University, China

Further operating experiences

Wood Pellet Co-Firing – Some Topics of conducted conversions
Falk Hoffmeister, Mitsubishi Hitachi Power, Systems Europe GmbH,
Germany

Cofiring sludge with coal
Matti Nieminen, VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd, Finland

Current and future research and development routes for improving technologies

Investigation properties of Sanicro 25 – a candidate for superheater and reheaters in high-efficiency AUSC power plant, with and without cofiring 
Glenn Darley, Sandvik Materials Technology

The impact of biomass co-combustion on emissions and ash characteristics 
Institute of Combustion and Power Plant Technology, Germany

A pilot test measuring metal release, partitioning, deposition, and slagging during cofiring biomass with coal

Prof Mohammed Pourkashanian, The University of Sheffield, UK

*Presentations are included in the programme.

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