Co-firing biomass with coal
Co-firing uses existing power generation assets, while mitigating the cost of carbon
Interest in co-firing biomass (plant matter) with coal to generate electricity has grown, as cofiring directly decreases fossil greenhouse gas and sulfur emissions over burning coal alone. Co-firing enables electricity producers to meet regional and global greenhouse gas (GHG) and renewable portfolio standard (RPS) targets for their generation assets, and presents an opportunity to address the emerging carbon dioxide credit market.
Kevin Sullivan, Ronald Meijer