|Location||Germany / United Kingdom / Netherlands
|Expertise||Co-combustion, Biomass Co-firing, Hard coal, CO2 mitigation,
In light of the transformation towards climate neutrality, RWE is working actively to reduce CO2 emissions in its generation portfolio. Especially regards the hard coal-fired plants across Europe, RWE parcially replaces coal by co-firing wood pellets.
Assigned by RWE Generation (Power Unit), our role as lead engineer includes the project development, tendering and execution to retrofit several hard coal-fired plants to co-fire biomass.
The main challenges of co-firing are related to the properties of different fuel types combusted, particularly the calorific value, moisture content, ash production and combustion characteristics. As such, various technologies perform differently depending on the biomass type and the quantities co-fired.
Our combustion experts are highly experienced in the different combustion and fuel switching technologies, additional equipment, storage and transport needs as well as the associated investment and operating costs.