Pulverised combustion of wood pellets in power plant: best available techniques

Guidance on the best available techniques in pulverised wood combustion infrastructure and operation for preventing fire related incidents.


Best Available Techniques for Pulverised Combustion of Wood Pellets in Power Plant

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Many coal power stations have converted to biomass fuel or are considering this move for the future. This guidance identifies the infrastructure and operation that can be considered as best available techniques to prevent fire related accidents.

It focuses on plant originally defined in the Large Combustion Plant Directive (LCPD) as ‘existing’ and that will be operating beyond 2016 under the Industiral Emissions Directive. Plant that opted-out under the LCPD are also considered.

This guidance only addresses fire prevention and suppression techniques for white wood pellet combustion associated with biomass specification, storage and handling, milling and ash handling.

Published 7 November 2013