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Biomass Energy Training Course - Using Biomass to Co-Fire with Coal

B.F. Environmental Consultants Inc is facilitating a training course in the use of biomass to co-fire coal boilers to help reduce emissions and act as a transitional source of energy and reduce carbon emissions.

PRLog - Jan. 26, 2010 - DALLAS -- Biomass energy technologies convert renewable biomass fuels to heat or electricity. Biomass cofiring is attracting interest because it is an economical near-term option for introducing new biomass resources into today’s energy mix. Cofiring is the simultaneous combustion of different fuels in the same boiler. Cofiring inexpensive biomass with fossil fuels in existing boilers provides an opportunity for energy managers to use a greenhouse gas-neutral renewable fuel while reducing energy and waste disposal costs and enhancing national energy security.

To help the nation use more domestic fuels and renewable energy technologies and increase our energy security, the Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP) in the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, assists government agencies in developing biomass energy projects. As part of that assistance, FEMP has prepared this Federal Technology Alert on biomass cofiring technologies. This publication was prepared to help federal energy and facility managers make informed decisions about using biomass cofiring in existing coal-fired boilers at their facilities. It is also helpful to other facilities that operate municipal and industrial boilers.

This course is intended for engineers, state and federal regulators, and energy professionals. It provides information on types of biomass available and criteria used to co-fire in coal fired boilers. Along with energy impacts, other implementation factors are presented using facility studies and case examples.

The student is expected to read and review the material contained in the US Department of Energy, Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Federal Technology Alert, DOE/EE-0288, May 2004.

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A family owned business based in Northeastern Pennsylvania and providing professional geological soils hydrogeological environmental consulting services and facilitating training programs in altenative and renewable energy.

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