Forest Fuel Availability, Harvesting Costs and Economy of Wood Fired CHP in Europe in the Light of Case Studies in Poland, Czech Republic, France and Western Russia (2005-2009)

M. Virkkunen, A. Leinonen, J. Raitila, M. Flyktman & V.-P. Heiskanen
The aim of the case studies was to evaluate the wood biomass availability for fuel to find cost-effective wood fuel production technology and to calculate the wood fuel supply costs in each study location. Also the most suitable combustion technology was evaluated and heat and power production costs and the associate emissions of heat and power production in CHP power plant were estimated. Four case studies were implemented between 2005 and 2009. These studies aimed...