A new research project is studying the feasibility of using carbon capture technology at biomass CHP plants in Denmark.
As of 2018, the city of Los Angeles boasted close to 350 MW of installed local solar power, according to reports. Its solar capacity increased some 44 percent year over year.
The Tokushima Tsuda plant will be built in Tokushima Prefecture on Shikoku Island. Commercial operations are scheduled to start in early 2023.
The 115-MW project was created as part of a deal to provide power to Austin Energy in the first place.
The subsidiary of Mitsubishi Corp. established a joint venture with Kansai Electric Power Co. to create Aioi Bioenergy Corp. Aioi has gained loan approval and is beginning design and procurement process for the plant.
This article from Rob Broglio of Doosan Power Services America offers a summary of the key factors to be considered when planning a coal to biomass conversion, including fuel specs, plant performance, scope of conversions and time scales.
The power plant will be fueled by sugar cane trash, a residual biomass remaining on fields after sugar cane has been harvested.
Biomass power plants use the heat produced from the combustion of biological materials to generate electricity
Many modern utilities may have a diverse portfolio of generating assets which often includes aging coal fired units which are nearing or at the end of their economic operating life.
That level will be reached in part by a boom in battery storage.