Canadian Biomass Magazine

Convert Alberta coal plants to biomass: researchers

February 15, 2017
By Maria Church

Feb. 15, 2017 - Alberta is in a prime position to convert its coal-burning plants to biomass fuel in order to meet its climate targets at a low cost by using existing coal-firing infrastructure.

This is the argument four University of Victoria researchers are making in a Policy Options article titled: Refuelling Alberta coal plants with biomass.

“Biomass, which today accounts for only 3 percent of power generation in the province, could enable Alberta to fuel the transition to renewable power while providing flexibility and firm capacity to maintain system reliability.”

Read the full article here.


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