Wolfson Centre releases biomass/coal handling guide

By Anna Austin | June 09, 2011

The University of Greenwich’s Wolfson Centre for Bulk Solids Handling Technology has completed a report that identifies and resolves common problems of fuel handling in cofiring of coal and biomass.

The report, titled “Best Practice Guide for Handling of Biomass Fuels and Coal-Biomass Handling,” was prepared for the power industry with funding and collaboration from the British Coal Utilization Research Association and E-On UK Ltd., one of the U.K.’s leading power and gas companies.

While the impetus of the report was to focus on handling biomass/coal mixes, its findings are equally applicable to biomass alone, according to the authors. It is intended to be used as a guide for engineers, maintenance personnel, managers and procurement executives with responsibility for obtaining and operating equipment for the handling of biomass either alone or mixed with coal in solid fuel-fired power stations.

Copies of the guide are not available online. Those interested in obtaining a hard copy may email a name and mailing address to wolfson-enquiries@gre.ac.uk.