Bioenergy Project Development & Biomass Supply- Good Practice Guidelines
Publisher: International Energy Agency | ISBN: N/A | edition 2007 | PDF | 66 pages | 4 mb
veloping a bioenergy project is no easy task. Similar planning issues exist whether the bioenergy plant is a small, on-farm heat plant, a district combined heat and power plant, a utility-owned electricity generating plant, or a large scale commercial biofuels plant.
- The biomass feedstock needs to be available over the life of the plant and produced in a manner that is deemed to be sustainable as well as renewable. It can be in solid or liquid form.
- The quality and moisture content of the feedstock need to be assessed on delivery to ensure efÞ cient conversion and fair means of payment.
- Where the biomass is to be imported, certiÞ cation of its source and the identiÞ cation of low-cost transport methods, in both Þ nancial and energy terms, need consideration.
- Selection of the energy conversion technology and size of plant should be based on the nature of the biomass, the volume available, the reliability and the risk of failure from immature technologies.
- Markets for the bioenergy carriers produced (as heat, electricity, gaseous fuels, liquid biofuels, or solid fuels such as pellets) need to be assessed and purchase agreements sought where feasible.
- Design and construction of the bioenergy conversion plant, choosing its location, the proximity to power, gas and water supplies, and obtaining the necessary resource and planning consents, can be major barriers requiring solution by the project developer.