Preliminary Program

BIOMASS USAGE
FOR
UTILITY AND INDUSTRIAL POWER

April 28-May 3, 1996
Snowbird Resort & Conference Center
Snowbird, Utah
Phone: 1-801-742-2222; Fax: 1-801-742-3204

Conference Chair

N.S. Harding
Reaction Engineering International
801-364-6925; fax: 801-364-6977

Conference Co-Chairs:
David A. Tillman
Foster Wheeler Environmental
916-921-2525; fax: 916-921-5124
&
Klaus R.G. Hein
University of Stuttgart
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Sunday, April 28, 1996
3:00 pm - 7:00 pm       Registration
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm       Dinner
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm      Opening Reception

Monday, April 29, 1996
7:00 am - 8:15 am       Breakfast Buffet
8:15 am - 8:30 am       Welcome and Introduction
                        N.S. Harding, Chair
                        Reaction Engineering International

                        SESSION 1: Biomass Fuel Properties
                        Session Chair: TBA
8:30 am - 9:30 am       Overview - DOE
9:30 am - 10:00 am      Laboratory Measurements of Biomass/Coal
                        Co-firing Products
                        D.C. Dayton
                        National Renewable Energy Laboratory
10:00 am - 10:30 am     Break
10:30 am - 11:00 am     Combustion Properties of Biomass Fuels
                        B. M. Jenkins
                        University of California at Davis;
                        L.L. Baxter - Sandia National Laboratory;
                        T.R. Miles and T.R. Miles, Jr.
                        Thomas R. Miles Consulting Design Engineers
11:00 am - 11:30 am     Ash Characteristic of Red Canary Grass
                        B-J. Skrifvars and M. Hupa
                        Abo Akademi University;
                        M. Hemming
                        University of Helsinki
11:30 am - 12:00 noon   A Study of Inorganic Constituents in Biomass and 
                        Ashes: Analysis by Computer Controlled SEM
                        H.S. Sorensen and K. Laursen
                        Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland
12:00 noon - 12:15 pm   Discussion
12:15 pm - 1:30 pm      Lunch
1:30 pm - 6:00 pm       Ad hoc discussions/free time
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm       Dinner
 
                        SESSION 2: Biomass Resources and Preparation
                        Session Chair: TBA
7:30 pm - 8:00 pm       Power Generation Opportunities for Emerging
                        Waste Conversion Technologies
                        C.M. Anderson, R.O. Ness, Jr., M.L. Swanson, and M.D.Mann
                        Energy & Environmental Research Center, University of
                        North Dakota
8:00 pm - 8:30 pm       Alert of the Forest Over-Exploitation in Rwanda
                        C. Museruka
                        National University of Rwanda
8:30 pm - 9:00 pm       Fundamental Aspects of Combustion of Biomass
                        Pyrolysis Oils
                        C.R. Shaddix and S.P. Huey
                        Sandia National Laboratory
9:00 pm - 9:30 pm       Discussion
9:30 pm - 10:30 pm      Social Hour

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Tuesday, April 30, 1996
7:00 am - 8:15 pm       Breakfast Buffet

                        SESSION 3: Biomass Deposition - Part I
                        Session Chair: TBA
8:30 am - 9:30 am       Ash Deposit Formation in Biomass Boilers - Overview
                        L.L. Baxter - Sandia National Laboratory;
                        B.M. Jenkins - University of California at Davis;
                        T.R. Miles and T.R. Miles, Jr. - T.R Miles Consulting Design Engineers;
                        and D.C. Dayton and T. Milne
                        National Renewable Energy Laboratory
9:30 am - 10:00 am      Ash Formation During Co-Combustion of
                        Wood and Sludge in Industrial Fluidized Bed Boilers
                        J. Latva-Somppi, E. Kauppinen, T. Valmari
                        VTT Chemical Technology;
                        A.S. Gurav and T.T. Kodas
                        University of New Mexico
10:00 am - 10:30 am     Break
11:00 am - 11:30 am     Investigation of Slagging in Pulverized
                        Fuel Co-Combustion of Biomass
                        and Coal at A Pilot-Scale Test Facility
                        T. Heinzel, V. Siegle, H. Spliethoff, and K.R.G. Hein
                        University of Stuttgart
11:30 am - 12:00 noon   Agglomeration in Fluidized Bed Combustion
                        of Straw
                        G. Krusholm, F. Frandsen and K. Dam-Johansen
                        Technical University of  Denmark
12:00 Noon - 1:30 pm    Lunch
1:30 pm - 6:00 pm       Ad hoc Discussions and Free Time
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm       Dinner

                        SESSION 4: Biomass Deposition - Part II
                        Session Chair: TBA
7:30 pm - 8:00 pm       Predicting Superheater Deposit Formation
                        in Boilers Burning Biomass
                        R. Backman and M. Hupa
                        Abo Akademi University
8:00 pm - 8:30 pm       Potential Heat Exchanger Fouling in A Combustor
                        Burning Sewage Sludge and Domestic Refuse
                        T.R. Bott and A. Tsados
                        University of Birmingham
8:30 pm - 9:00 pm       Deposition and High Temperature Corrosion
                        Measurements in A 10 MW Straw Fired Boiler
                        H.P. Michelsen, F. Frandsen and K. Dam-Johansen
                        Technical University of  Denmark
9:00 pm - 9:30 pm       Discussion

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Wednesday, May 1, 1996
7:00 am - 8:15 am       Breakfast Buffet

                        SESSION 5: Biomass Cofiring: North American Experience - Part I
                        Session Chair: TBA
8:30 am - 9:30 am       EPRI - Overview
9:30 am - 10:00 am      Fuel Blending and Switching for NOx Control
                        Using Biofuels with Coal in Cyclone Boilers
                        D.A. Tillman and R. Stahl
                        Foster Wheeler Environmental;
                        M. Rollins and L. Reardon
                        Tennessee Valley Authority; and
                        E.E. Hughes
                        Electric Power Research Institute
10:00 am - 10:30 am     Break
10:30 am - 11:00 am     Simultaneous SOx/NOx Emission Control
                        During Coal Combustion for Electric Power Production with
                        Biolime Derived from Biomass Waste
                        K.H. Oehr and J. Zhou
                        DynaMotive Canada Corp.;
                        C. Brereton and A. Ergudenier
                        University of British Columbia
11:00 am - 11:30 am     Reburning Using Biomass for NOx Control
                        B.R. Adams and N.S. Harding
                        Reaction Engineering International
11:30 am - 12:00 noon   Particulate Control for Biomass Power
                        Boilers
                        P.P. Bibbo
                        Research-Cottrell
12:00 noon - 1:30 pm    Lunch
1:30 pm - 6:00 pm       Ad hoc discussions and free time
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm       Dinner

                        SESSION 6: Biomass Cofiring: North American Experience - Part II
                        Session chair: TBA
7:30 pm - 8:00 pm       Impacts on Wood Cofiring on Coal Pulverization at the
                        Shawville Generating Station 
                        D.E. Prinzing
                        Foster Wheeler Environmental;
                        and E. Hunt
                        General Public Utilities/Penelec
8:00 pm - 8:30 pm       State-of-the-Art Biomass Combustion
                        J.A. Pisano
                        ABB Combustion Engineering
8:30 pm - 9:00 pm       TBA
9:00 pm - 9:30 pm       Discussion
9:30 pm - 10:30 pm      Social Hour

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Thursday, May 2, 1996
7:00 am - 8:30 am       Breakfast Buffet

                        SESSION 7: Biomass Cofiring: European/Asian Experience - Part I
                        Session Chair: TBA
8:30 am - 9:00 am       EU Clean Coal Technology: Co-Combustion
                        of Coal and Biomass - Overview
                        K.R.G. Hein and J.M. Bemtgen
                        University of Stuttgart
9:00 am - 9:30 am       International Survey of Cofiring Coal with
                        Biomass and Other Wastes
                        J.M. Ekmann, J.C. Winslow and S.M. Smouse
                        Pittsburgh Energy Technology Center;
                        M. Ramezan
                        Burns & Roe Services Corporation
10:00 am - 10:30 am     Break
10:30 am - 11:00 am     Effect of Co-Combustion of Biomass on
                        Emission in Pulverized-Fuel Furnaces
                        H. Spliethoff and K. R. G. Hein
                        University of Stuttgart
11:00 am - 11:30 am     Fluidized Bed Incineration of Biomass
                        T.R. Bott
                        University of Birmingham
11:30 am - 12:00 noon   Co-Combustion of Forestry Biomass with
                        Coal in A Fluidized Bed Combustor
                        I. Gulyurtlu, C. Bordalo, E. Penha and I. Cabrita
                        Instituto Nacional de Engenharia E Technologia Industrial
12:00 Noon - 1:30 pm    Lunch
1:30 pm - 6:00 pm       Ad hoc discussions/Free Time
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm       Dinner

                        SESSION 8: Biomass Cofiring: European/Asian Experience - Part II
                        Session Chair: TBA
7:30 pm - 8:00 pm       Co-firing Coal and Straw in a 150 MWe Utility
                        Boiler: In-situ Measurements
                        P.F.B. Hansen, K.H. Anderson, K. Wieck-Hansen, P.
                        Overgaard, and
                        I. Rasmussen
                        MIDTKRAFT Power Co.;
                        F. Frandsen and K. Dam-Johansen -
                        Technical University of Denmark
8:00 pm - 8:30 pm       Promotion of Biomass Power Generation in
                        Indian Sugar Industry through USAID
                        S.M. Smouse and G.E. Staats;
                        Pittsburgh Energy Technology Center
                        S.N. Rao
                        Burns & Roe Services Corporation; and
                        D. Hess
                        USAID
8:30 pm - 9:00 pm       TBA
9:00 pm - 9:30 pm       Discussion
9:30 pm - 10:30 pm      Social Hour

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Friday, May 3, 1996
7:00 am - 8:15 am       Breakfast Buffet

                        SESSION 9: Biomass-Fired Advanced Cycles
                        Session Chair: TBA
8:30 am - 9:30 am       Demonstration of a 1 MWe Biomass Power
                        Plant - Overview
                        C. R. Purvis
                        U.S. Environmental Protection Agency;
                        P. Myers and D. D. Schmidt
                        Research Triangle Institute
9:30 am - 10:00 am      Innovative Ways of Utilizing Biomass in
                        a Cofiring Scenario with a Gas Turbine Integrated Combined
                        Cycle System
                        P. Spath, K. Craig and R. L. Bain
                        National Renewable Energy Laboratory
10:00 am - 10:30 am     Break
10:30 am - 11:00 am     Design and Operation of a Biomass Fueled
                        Open Brayton Cycle
                        J.H. Pohl
                        Energy International;
                        C. F. Sanders
11:00 am - 11:30 am     Rice Hull Gasification
                        R. Bailey, Sr. and R. Bailey, Jr.
                        PRM Energy Systems, Inc.
11:30 am - 12:00 noon   Cost and Performance Analysis of Three Integrated Biomass
                        Gasification Combined Cycle Power Systems
                        K.R. Craig and M.K. Mann
                        National Renewable Energy Laboratory
12:00 Noon - 12:15 pm   Concluding Remarks
                        N.S. Harding
                        Reaction Engineering International
12:30 pm                Lunch and Adjournment

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