Application of Biomass Combustion Technologies
Dian-Jun Zhang and Zhi-Hang Chen (Harbin Boiler Company Ltd., Harbin 150040)
As a renewable energy, biomass for energy supplies can reduce the emissions of carbon dioxide, NOx and SOx, and allow fossil fuels to remain underground. The concept of biomass and the process of its combustion are introduced. Main biomass combustion technologies and their practical applications are reviewed. Moreover, two advanced biomass gasification combustion technologies, i.e. biomass cofiring and biomass IGCC, and the biofuels, components, performance of demonstration plants are detailed. In the end, considering the current situation in research and application, the paper proposes some unsolved problems for further research and expects to develop biomass-energy resources in China.