Biomass Cofiring in Coal-Fired Boilers

Course Number: R-3013
Credit: 3 PDH
Subject Matter Expert: Raymond Ehrhard, P.E.
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Overview

In Biomass Cofiring in Coal-Fired Boilers , you'll learn ...

  • Benefits of using biomass cofiring in existing coal-fired boilers
  • Installation and maintenance requirements for biomass cofiring projects
  • The range of applications in which cofiring technology can be best used
  • How to perform calculations to determine a facility's suitability and equipment needs for biomass cofiring

Overview

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Credit: 3 PDH

Length: 28 pages

Biomass energy technologies convert renewable biomass fuels to heat or electricity. Biomass cofiring is attracting interest because it is an economical near-term option for introducing new biomass resources into today's energy mix. Cofiring is the simultaneous combustion of different fuels in the same boiler. Cofiring inexpensive biomass with fossil fuels in existing boilers provides an opportunity for energy managers to use a greenhouse gas-neutral renewable fuel while reducing energy and waste disposal costs and enhancing national energy security.

This course is intended for engineers, state and federal regulators, and energy professionals. It focuses on the most promising, near-term, proven option for cofiring-using solid biomass to replace a portion of the coal combusted in existing coal-fired boilers. It provides information on types of biomass available, cost-saving mechanisms, and criteria used to cofire in coal-fired boilers.

Also included is a case study describing the design, operation, and performance of a biomass cofiring project in Aiken, South Carolina. Worksheets allow the reader to perform preliminary calculations to determine whether a facility is suitable for biomass cofiring, and how much it would save annually.

Specific Knowledge or Skill Obtained

This course teaches the following specific knowledge and skills:

  • Overview of biomass energy technologies
  • Biomass cofiring as a cost-saving mechanism
  • Conditions for applying biomass cofiring at coal-fired facilities
  • Field experiences and industrial applications of cofiring projects
  • Installation requirements for cofiring biomass at sites with existing coal-fired boilers
  • Fuel supply and cost savings calculations
  • Environmental impacts relating to coal-fired power generation
  • Operation and maintenance requirements of cofired biomass systems

Certificate of Completion

You will be able to immediately print a certificate of completion after passing a multiple-choice quiz consisting of 20 questions. PDH credits are not awarded until the course is completed and quiz is passed.

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