IEA: Co-utilisation of Biomass with Fossil Fuels
Co-utilisation of biomass with fossil fuels can be an attractive solution to increase the proportion of renewable energy. Co-utilisation in modern, efficient plant has the potential to utilise large quantities of biomass and should be considered alongside other bioenergy technologies. To date co-firing biomass with coal has been the most attractive scenario for co-utilisation, but recent increases in the cost of oil have focussed attention on blending liquid biofuel with diesel and petrol. Policy instruments supporting co-firing must be carefully designed from technical, commercial, and environmental viewpoints.
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