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

7th workshop on Cofiring Biomass with Coal


Download the workshop programme here.


Wednesday 7th June 2017


9 00 am
10 00 am
11 00 am
12 00 pm
1 00 pm
2 00 pm
3 00 pm
4 00 pm
5 00 pm

Workshop Room

Welcome Speech & Introduction

09:00 - 09:40 Chair: Andrew Minchener (General Manager, IEA CCC) • Introduction to the workshop by IEA CCC, setting out the objectives and how these will be achieved, Dr Andrew Minchener OBE, General Manager, IEA CCC • Welcome by EPPEI Xie Qiuye, President, EPPEI • Keynote speech by Guo Wei, Deputy Counsel, NEA to explain the rationale for China to pursue deployment of coal-coupling demonstration power projects and the desire for international collaboration.

Overview of cofiring biomass with coal in China

09:40 - 10:10 Chair: Andrew Minchener (General Manager, IEA CCC)

Development Prospects of Cofiring Biomass with Coal in China

by: Sun Rui (Electric Power Planning and Engineering Institute )

Coffee break

10:10 - 10:30

Engineering experiences for retrofit of coal cofiring projects part 1

10:30 - 12:30 Chair: Jianxiong Mao, (Professor of the Department of Thermal Engineering, Tsinghua University)

Biomass co-firing experience in the Netherlands: Policy, outlook and practical experience

by: Michiel Carbo (ECN (Energy research Centre of the Netherlands))

Experiences with retrofitting Power plant to coal-biomass cofiring – Engie’s experience

by: Ivan van Niekerk (ENGIE)

Solving real plant biomass conveying and balancing issues in power generation

by: Ray Moorehead (Greenbank Group, UK )

Policy, Practice & Experience: Status Quo and Future for Industrial Scale Biomass Energy Development in China

by: Zhuang Huiyong (Energy Research Center, Investment Assoc of China)


12:30 - 13:30

Engineering experiences for retrofit of coal cofiring projects part 2

13:30 - 15:10 Chair: Matti Nieminen (Technology Manager, VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd, Finland)

Utilization of wood pellets and chips for heat and power production

by: Jørgen Peter Jensen (DONG Energy )

Fire and explosion hazards related to bulk material handling and storage of biomass

by: Xie Bin (Gexcon Group, UK)

Tea Break

15:10 - 15:30

Incentivisation and related issues

15:30 - 17:30 Chair: Rui Sun (Vice President, EPPEI) • The NEA needs to determine how best to incentivize biomass cofiring. This is a unique opportunity for policymakers and regulators to explain how things have been done in Europe. This session includes consideration of how to value the use of cofiring, both in terms of air quality and reduction in carbon emissions.

UK policy approach of ROCs and the CfD for incentivizing biomass utilization

by: Andrew Minchener (IEA CCC, UK)

The Netherlands' SDE scheme

by: Michiel Carbo (ECN (Energy research Centre of the Netherlands))

Coal-biomass cofired CHP plants in Finland and monitoring of the proportion of biomass fired

by: Matti Nieminen (VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, Finland )

Cofiring of biomass to meet the 2020 target in China

by: Li Jia (University of Sheffield, UK )


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.