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Biomass co-firing in coal power plants in the Netherlands: effects on performance and air pollutant emissions
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ECN Policy Studies 17-9-2013
ECN report number: Document type:
ECN-N--13-030 External memo
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This note is intended for use in the UNECE-EGTEI work related to cost of emission reduction technologies for large combustion plants (LCP). This work is coordinated by KIT (Karlsruhe) and CITEPA (Paris). As the Netherlands is considered to be a valuable country for data regarding biomass co-firing in large coal fired power plants, EGTEI expressed its interest on data ECN has available. For this purpose, based on available data from annual environmental reports of power plants, ECN has looked into the relationship between the percentage of co-firing and the plant performance. It should be noted that the evaluation has been based on annual data, not on real-time simultaneous measurements of the different parameters mentioned in this note. Cumulative annual data give no insights in e.g. the effects of the load factor, of start-ups or shut-downs, seasonal circumstances, fuel qualities, etc. Therefore, the findings below should be treated with due care and not be generalised.

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