DP CleanTech applies advanced European technology combined with experience, economies of scale, and a global supply chain to deliver highly reliable biomass and waste-to-energy systems at competitive prices.
Renewables will account for nearly half of the increase in global power generation by 2035 – with China generating more than the US, Japan and the EU combined – according to the International Energy Agency’s (IEA) latest annual World Energy Outlook 2013 report released in October. Against this backdrop, there will certainly be related growth in the equipment supply and infrastructure to support the biomass industry in China. Jorrit Gosens reviews the issues affecting the NPV (Net Present Value) of proposed and operational projects in China, and evaluates factors such as rising fuel prices; decreasing heat and carbon credit trade potential; difficulties in finding a market for heat, and the relative efficiency of CFB vs. Grate Firing boiler systems. Gosens concludes that under current and likely market circumstances, boiler efficiency and plant availability will play increasingly significant and defining roles in determining potential project success. His research demonstrates that projects using CFB boilers are less likely to achieve positive NPV, whilst those investing in high pressure, high temperature, superior quality boiler systems are more likely to achieve positive long term results.
Jorrit Gosens, PhD is a leading academic and consultant in the renewable energy sector. Having previously advised and authored Government environmental schemes in the Netherlands, for the last 4 years he has been focused on researching Chinese renewable energy issues through his position at the prestigious Chinese Academy of Sciences Beijing. During this time he has spoken at numerous conferences, and published a number of papers addressing renewable energy policy and development in China.
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An adaptation of this white paper has been published in the Journal of Biomass and Bioenergy; see http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0961953414005455
At the recently held 2nd Annual Sustainable Energy for All (SE4ALL) Forum, a newly formed coalition asserted its aim to expedite efforts toward the development and deployment of sustainable bioenergy. Sustainable use of biomass was highlighted as critical to the goals of doubling of renewable energy output and guaranteeing universal energy access by 2030.
Melinda Kimble, Senior Vice President for Programs at United Nations Foundation pointed out that, “The UN Foundation has always stressed the importance of sustainable bioenergy for helping to meet global energy demand. As was pointed out in the recent IPCC report on Renewable Energy – we cannot get to a low carbon world without sustainable use of biomass. We see the Sustainable Bioenergy HIO as a way to advance the use of biomass to meet pressing global needs.”
Energy generation from biomass and municipal solid waste (MSW) has frequently demonstrated its ability to sustainably and cost-effectively provide renewable energy to communities and industries. DP CleanTech understands the growing need for sustainable bioenergy and is committed to providing solutions that address growing energy demands and tightened emissions controls while remaining economically viable.