Forest Biomass Residues Combustion in a Thermal Power Plant with FBC and Ash Characteristics and Management Options

L.A.C. Tarelho, E.R. Teixeira, D.F.R. Silva, R.C.E. Modolo, J.J.F. Silva, A.P.D. Gomes, C. Pereira, M.J. Amorim, M.H.S.D. Lopes & M. Freire
This work presents results about the characterization of the biomass fuel, operating conditions and the characterization and management options of the ash produced in a Portuguese thermal power plant with a bubbling fluidized bed combustor (BFBC). The biomass used as fuel is a mixture of forest biomass residues (FBR), and was characterized considering thermochemical properties (proximate and elemental analysis, LHV, inorganic composition). Typical operating conditions of the BFBC (50 MWth) were characterized, namely the typical...