Johnston Craig M.T., van Kooten G. Cornelis

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Titre Ouvrage:
Economics of Co-firing Coal and Biomass: An Application to Western Canada
Energy Economics, in press
Co-firing biomass and coal in retrofitted power plants is an efficient means to reduce carbon dioxide emissions in the energy sector ; a model of the Alberta electrical grid with an intertie to British Columbia is linked to a fibre transportation model for these provinces ; results indicate that it is optimal for Alberta to retrofit approximately 500 MW of current coal capacity (8.6%) to co-fire with biomass, although Alberta wood pellet production acts as a constraint on further conversions.