Biomass Power Plant Conversion Almost Complete
The Canadian energy utility Ontario Power Generation (OPG) is first out in testing theory with reality as they have almost undergone the complete conversion from coal to torrefied or steam treated biomass. The theory also entails that a conversion should lead to only minor modifications on the existing plant infrastructure.
First and largest commercial plant to use the new fuel
The OPG is near the completion of going from pulverised coal to using “advanced wood pellets” fuel instead, more specifically the steam treated kind. When TBGS is up and running, it will be the world’s first and largest commercial plant to use such a fuel as “advanced wood pellets” produced with torrefaction. The goal of the operation is to use the existing fuel handling and powerhouse equipment as required to produce dispatchable energy with the same capabilities as TGBS on coal but with the benefit of reduced emissions, according to Faron Rollins who is Project Director for OPG’s Northwest Operations. Läs mer