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Wednesday, 10 April 2013

Spring Meeting in Cambridge: biomass power and carbon capture

British Section spring meeting, coinciding with an evening meal to celebrate the 75th birthday of Allan Hayhurst.

Biomass Fuelled Power Generation with CO2 Capture

Friday 24 May 2013

The Møller Centre, Cambridge

Click here for registration and full programme of speakers.

What is it about?
Biomass is a flexible resource, capable of conversion to heat, power and transport fuel energy vectors (as well as bio-materials). Biomass produced in the UK has the potential to provide 10% of UK Energy mix in 2050. Currently, on practical scales biomass co-firing has been implemented in several fossil-fired power plants. However, more effort in terms of realisation of large scale dedicated biomass combustion, gasification or pyrolysis plants is still required. Further, combined with Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) technologies, biomass conversion to heat and/or power could provide the UK with substantial net negative CO2 emissions, with the potential to remove 50 to 100 MT of CO2 from the atmosphere on an annual basis (depending on capture rates) and provide 80 to 120 TWhr of electricity annually.

The Conference

This conference focuses on the scientific developments and techno-economic issues related to realisation of biomass (both co-fired and dedicated) based power generation through combustion, gasification and pyrolysis, with or without the various pre-, post- and oxy-combustion CO2 capture technologies.
This conference is suitable for industrial researchers, process engineers, technical managers, and the academic community interested in carbon-negative power generation. 

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