Small-scale biomass CHP plants in Sweden and Finland
2011 (English)In: Renewable & sustainable energy reviews, ISSN 1364-0321, E-ISSN 1879-0690, Vol. 15, no 9, 4451-4465 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Biomass continues to attract much interest as a renewable, low-CO2, and increasingly cost competitive alternative to traditional fossil fuels for heat and/or electric power generation. At the same time, deregulation of electricity markets offer new opportunities for small-scale decentralized power plants (<20 MWe) in an area where traditional centralized technologies mostly dominate. These factors represent a strong driving force for the development of innovative small-scale combined heat and power (CHP) plants based on biofuels. This paper provides an overview of small-scale CHP with biomass as a fuel. A survey of existing plants in Sweden and Finland is presented, along with an overview of major energy conversion technologies under development. Information is provided related to energy taxation along with an outlook on future prospects.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2011. Vol. 15, no 9, 4451-4465 p.
Biomass, Combined heat and power, Small-scale, Low CO2 emissions
Research subject SRA - Energy
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-47883DOI: 10.1016/j.rser.2011.07.106ISI: 000298764400025ScopusID: 2-s2.0-81955164860OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-47883DiVA: diva2:456507
QC 201506292011-11-152011-11-152015-06-29Bibliographically approved