Swanbank Biomass Co-firing
Carbon and Energy Reduction
Conventional Power Generation

Swanbank Biomass Co-firing

Arche Energy’s Andrew Murdoch managed a trial of wood chip co-firing in a conventional thermal power plant at Swanbank.

Traditional firing burns coal to heat a boiler. Co-firing is when biomass — like Prickly Acacia or Acacia nilotica — is added to the coal and burnt with it. This can be a less expensive alternative to other forms of renewable generation.

Biomass co-firing can also reduce CO2 and sulphurous emissions as biomass contains significantly less sulphur than coal does.

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