Current Status and Future of Co-firing in Five EU Countries: Effect of Support Schemes, Sustainability Criteria and Biomass Markets

E. Karampinis, P. Grammelis & E. Kakaras
Co-firing biomass with coal is widely considered as one of the most cost-effective and efficient methods of minimizing the GHG emissions of the electricity sector. Up to now, co-firing has been demonstrated at a number of power plants in Europe and abroad and significant operational experience and technical expertise has been accumulated. However, apart from technical issues, the adoption of co-firing for an existing power plant is a decision that relies heavily on the legislative...