### Analysis of Biomass ORC Plant Connected to a District Heating Network

R. Strzalka, R. Ulbrich & U. Eicker
Today, biomass is most efficiently used in decentralized cogeneration plants. Through the use of the ORC (Organic Rankine Cycle) technology, power plants below 10 MWth thermal output can be operated at lower temperature and pressure than conventional steam plants, thus requiring less operation and maintenance effort. Due to high efficiency of part load operation such plants are an interesting alternative for municipal and commercial heat supply. However, the technology is rather new and practical experience...