In Spain there is great potential for using biomass for electricity generation, one that has scarcely been exploited, with installed capacity of about only 420 MW. The regulatory situation here is not particularly favourable for developing this potential; however, the technology exists to enable biomass plants to improve their efficiency. SENER’s high efficiency cycles are proven solutions both for reducing problems caused by corrosion and fouling, and for improving efficiency over conventional cycles. High efficiency makes new installations more sustainable and improves the cost-effectiveness of investments.
Experience in specific projects demonstrates that these solutions are truly attractive for developers and future plant owners and operators.
The biomass situation in Spain and the technological solutions provided by SENER are both discussed in this article, written using material from papers given by Fernando Suárez, Biomass Director in SENER’s Energy & Environment division, and José Fernando Díaz, Director of Tenders at SENER, at the European Biomass Conference and Exhibition 2013 held at the beginning of June in Copenhagen.
Article published in: FuturENERGY July-August 2013