IEACCC - EPPEI joint workshop on
Cofiring Biomass with Coal
7 & 8 June 2017, Beijing, China.      


 Presentations are now available for download!

IEACCC/EPPEI joint workshop on Cofiring Biomass with Coal

China has recently committed to cofiring biomass and sludge in its own coal power plants. This workshop was the first opportunity for experts to come together in Beijing to showcase the best international practice and to connect with a promising new market.

On 7-8 June 2017 we held the 7th Workshop on Cofiring Biomass with Coal in Beijing, China, with the Electric Power Planning and Engineering Institute of China (EPPEI).

The Chinese programme, announced by the National Energy Administration (NEA) included a series of large-scale demonstration projects on coal-fired power plants to assess various cofiring techniques.  The NEA cofiring plan included biomass in the form of agricultural and forestry byproducts, and sludge. This marked a great opportunity for international organisations with cofiring expertise to meet and cooperate with Chinese partners.

The workshop promoted the use of biomass in coal-fired power plants in China and provided a forum for discussion and facilitated exchange of expertise. Two days of technical sessions and keynotes from leading figures in the industry covered all aspects of cofiring technologies. Topics included:

  • technical issues of converting power plants
  • the biomass resources available
  • relavant policies to support cofiring
  • regulations and standards
  • financing opportunities and
  • monitoring of biomass utilisation. 

The programme for this event is available here.


The presentation slides are now available for download. Make sure you are logged in, go to the programme page and double click the computer icon next to the presentation title to start downloading. 

More than 280 people from Chinese power companies, design institutes, universities and national/provincial governments, as well as international attendees made this a very interactiv event with significant positive impact.

Thank you to everone involved for making this workshop a success!

Read presenter Vaughan Bassett's impressions from the two-day workshop here.