Fuel Flexible Energy Generation: Solid, Liquid and Gaseous Fuels provides updated information on flexible fuel energy generation, the process by which one or more fuels can be combusted in the same boiler or turbine to generate power. By adapting or building boilers and turbines to accept multiple fuel sources, they can be co-fired with biomass and waste derived fuels, allowing a reduction in carbon output, thus providing cleaner energy.
Fuel flexibility is becoming more important in a world of diminishing fossil fuel stocks. Many countries are investing in the development of more efficient fuel flexible boilers and turbines, and their use is becoming more prevalent in industry as well.
This book provides comprehensive coverage of flexible fuel energy generation across all potential fuel types, and was written by a selection of experts in the field who discuss the types of fuels which can be used in fuel flexible energy generation, from solid fuels to biomass fuels, the preparation of fuels to be used in fuel flexible operations, that includes their handling and transport, and combustion and conversion technologies with chapters ranging from large-scale coal gasification to technology options and plant design issues.
- Focuses on fuel flexibility across all potential fuel types
- Includes thorough treatment of the technology being developed to allow for fuel flexibility
- Written by leading experts in the field
- Provides an essential text for R&D managers in firms which produce boilers or turbines, those who work in the fuel industry, and academics working in engineering departments on energy generation
Part I Introduction and fuel types
1. Introduction to fuel flexible energy generation
2. Solid fuel types for energy generation: coal and fossil carbon-derivative solid fuels
3. Biomass and agricultural residues for energy generation
Part II Fuel preparation, handling and transport
4. Biomass fuel transport and handling
5. Fuel pre-processing, pre-treatment and storage for co-firing of biomass and coal
6. Production of syngas, synfuel, bio-oils and biogas from opportunity fuels and biomass
Part III Combustion and conversion technologies
7. Technology options for solid fuel combustion
8. Plant integrity in fuel flexible energy generation
9. Fuel flexible gas production: biomass and waste
10. Technology options and plant design issues for fuel flexible gas turbines
11. Technology options, plant design and integrity issues for fuel flexible reciprocating engines for stationery power generation