Co-firing of biomass in power stations

Biomass co-firing refers to the use of biomass as fuel in power stations, together with the traditional fossil fuels, like coals and/or natural gas. Biomass fuels are, for example, rest products of wood and palm oil.

The sustainability of certain types of biomass is a widely debated public issue. This article includes all types of biomass, because the data and generally accepted criteria required for a solid evaluation of the sustainability of biomass are as yet not available.