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The optimal biopower capacity in co-firing plants– An empirical analysis

Zuoming Liu

Energy Economics, 2019, vol. 78, issue C, 392-400

Abstract: Biomass fuels carry appealing features in replacing traditional fossil fuels, especially coal, in power generation. Due to the bulk, sparse and low-energy density drawbacks of biomass, many studies implicitly indicate small and limited scale in biopower generation. This study contributes to the bioenergy literature by explicitly studying the optimal biopower capacity of biopower co-firing technology in coal-fired power plants, which has practical implications for potential biopower practitioners, investors, and policymakers.

Keywords: Biopower; Optimal capacity; Sensitivity analysis; Biomass availability (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: D24 M11 M21 L94 Q16 Q42 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2019
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