Project Wood co-gasification in IGCC

Country Netherlands  
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Raw Material biomass / biomass coal blends  
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Project Owner NUON/Vattenfall  
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City Buggenum  
ZIP 6082  
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Output 1 Capacity 250  
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Partners NUON/Vattenfall  
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Contact (visible on Website) http://www.nuon.com/ + 31 26 845 02 71  
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Techlology Brief NUON operates a 253 MWe coal gasification plant in Buggenum (the former Demcolec Power station). It is an Integrated Gasification Combined Cycle plant (IGCC) with Shell entrained flow gasification technology and Siemens gas turbine. After several successful biomass co-gasification trials with biomass input up to 30 wt%, the plant has been modified to co-gasify 30 wt% wood on a continuous basis. New biomass storage and feedings systems were put into operation in spring 2006. Since 2007, the plant has been operated with approximately 10% (energy) biomass. In 2011, activities were started to increase the co-firing share to 50% or more. In 2013 it was decided to close down the installation, due to low energy prices and relatively high cost of operation of the plant.  
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Additional Information www.nuon.com http://www.nuon.com/company/core-business/energy-generation/power-stations/buggenum/