Conference: Challenges of Biomass Combustion

13. - 14. November 2013
Vattenfall Power Plant Klingenberg
Köpenicker Chaussee 42 - 45, Berlin, DE

IEA-Task 32 supports the VGB Biomass Working Group in the organi­sation of the expert conference "Challenges in Biomass Combustion".
The conference covers practical experiences and mitigations options for addressing the key operational challenges, varying from ash depositon to fire safety.

Organizer

VGB Biomass Working Group and
IEA Bioenergy Task 32 "Biomass Combustion and Cofiring"

Content Description

The main focus of the conference is set on operational experiences and large scale biomass power plants. Projects for large scale conversion as well as new built units will be presented.

The high temperature chlorine corrosion mechanisms, related damage symptoms and countermeasures will be explained. Finally a compre­hensive overview over fire and explosion prevention in practice will be given.

Topics

  • Large scale biomass power plants, conversion and operational experiences
  • High temperature chlorine corrosion and operational experiences with countermeasures
  • Fire and explosion prevention in practice
  • Utilization of Biomass Ash

Program

Wednesday - November 13th, 2013

  • 10:30 - 11:00 Welcome
    Swen Kaast, Vattenfall Europe Wärme AG (Berlin, Germany)

  • 11:00 - 11:30 VGB activities in the field of biomass
    Erland Christensen, VGB PowerTech e.V. (Essen, Germany)

Large Scale Biomass Projects

  • 11:30 - 11:50 Conversion of Ironbridge power plant
    Andy Carling, E.ON Climate & Renewables (Coventry, United Kingdom)

  • 11:50 - 12:10 Polaniec Green Unit
    Jarek Duda, GDF Suez Energia Polska S.A. (Katowice, Poland)

  • 12:10 - 12:30 Discussion
  • 12:30 - 13:30 Lunch break
  • 13:30 - 13:50 Fynsvaerket straw fired CHP unit
    Niels Kirkegaard, Vattenfall A/S (Fredericia, Denmark)

  • 13:50 - 14:10 Biomass in RWE Essent: Over ten years of development and experience
    Dr. Wim Willeboer, RWE Essent Productie B.V. (Geertruidenberg, The Netherlands)

  • 14:10 - 14:30 Operational experience with a 15 MWth biomass burner - investigation of combustion and emission performance
    Patrick Moenkert, Alstom Boiler Deutschland GmbH (Stuttgart, Germany)

  • 14:30 - 15:00 Discussion
  • 15:00 - 15:30 Coffee break
  • 15:30 - 16:00 Utilisation of biomass ash - an European overview
    Rea Oikkonen, Pohjolan Voima Oy (Helsinki, Finland)

  • 16:00 - 16:30 The biomass technology roadmap of the RHCplatform: Priorities for high efficient large-scale CHP units
    Dr. Panagiotis Grammelis, Center for Research & Technology Hellas CERTH/ Chemical Process and Energy Resources Institute CPERI (Athens, Greece)

  • 16:30 Get-together

Thursday - November 14th, 2013

High Temperature Chlorine Corrosion and Counter Measures

  • 09:00 - 09:20 High temperature chlorine corrosion and its damage mechanism
    Christian Ullrich, Peter Körner, VGB Materials Laboratory (Essen, Germany)

  • 09:20 - 09:40 Operational experiences from the ChlorOut concept
    Dr. Magnus Berg, ChlorOut AB (Stockholm, Sweden)

  • 09:40 - 10:00 Discussion
  • 10:00 - 10:30 Coffee break
  • 10:30 - 10:50 Additives as method for preventing fouling - results of large scale tests
    Henryk Kubiczek, EDF Polska S.A. (Krakow, Poland)

  • 10:50 - 11:10 Operational experiences with coal fly ash injection
    Bo Sanders, Dong Energy Thermal Power (Fredericia, Denmark)

  • 11:10 - 11:30 Discussion

Fire and Explosion Prevention

  • 11:30 - 12:00 VGB - Standard: Fire and explosion prevention in biomass fired power plants
    Sebastian Zimmerling, VGB PowerTech e.V. (Essen, Germany)

  • 12:00 - 12:45 Lunch break
  • 12:45 - 13:05 Biomass: Fire and explosions - prevention measurements
    Jan van den Auweele, Laborelec (Linkebeek, Belgium)

  • 13:05 - 13:25 Fire and explosion protection in milling systems of coal power plants with biomass co-firing
    Manfred Ersing., EDF Polska S.A. (Krakow, Poland)

  • 13:25 - 13:45 Discussion
  • 13:45 - 14:05 Fire and explosion protection at Boehringer Ingelheim power plant
    Lothar Wollner, Boehringer Ingelheim Pharma GmbH & Co. KG (Ingelheim am Rhein, Germany)

  • 14:05 - 14:25 Fire fighting in silos
    Henry Persson, SP Technical Research Institute of Sweden (Boras, Sweden)

  • 14:25 - 14:45 Discussion

Participant Information

Registration

Participants are requested to register until October 18th, 2013 (deadline for list of participants). Participation is also being possible upon late registration; however, the participants name cannot be entered into the list of participants

Conference fee

  • VGB member: EUR 620,-
  • Non-Members: EUR 770,-
  • Universities, authorities, pensioners: EUR 150,-

Contact Address

VGB PowerTech e.V.
Akalya Theivendran
Postfach 10 39 32
D-45143 Essen
Tel.: +49 (201) 8128-230
Fax: +49 (201) 8128-6-230
E-Mail: akalya.theivendran@vgb.org

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