Vattenfall CCS newsletter highlights biomass and lignite co-firing

The newsletter highlights the recent findings derived from a feasibility study on the co-combustion of lignite and biomass in the pilot plant at Schwarze Pumpe. The study has now been completed and the results show major potential for using biomass in co-firing in the Oxyfuel process.

The study has concluded that co-firing would be possible and the results indicate that it could be done with low risk, with the effects on CO2 emissions “being considerable” given that it could create carbon negative energy production.

The newsletter reports that the feasibility study has identified legislative issues and fuel supply as potential risks involved in the realisation of co-firing of biomass.

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