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New workshops planned for World Bioenergy

October 17, 2014, Elmia, Sweden – The organizers of World Bioenergy 2014 have released preliminary details about the education sessions planned for next year’s event.


October 21, 2013
By Canadian Biomass

October 17, 2014, Elmia, Sweden – The organizers of World
Bioenergy 2014 have released preliminary details about the education sessions
planned for next year’s event.

World Bioenergy 2014 will focus on providing concrete
answers for important issues affecting the global bioenergy industry. In most
cases, the workshop subjects will include facility tours during
World Bioenergy 2014, or at the pre-conference tours.

Here are four examples of workshops already in the works:

Ash handling and ash
recycling

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In Sweden today, recycling of clean wood ashes is a common
practice. With several years of experience, many lessons are learned. But there
are also issues to discus: how clean do the ashes need to be? What do we do
with ashes from mixed fuels? From waste incineration? The workshop will be
organized in cooperation with Svenska Energiaskor. (Swedish Energy Ashes)

How to handle
contaminated ashes

We also plan a special workshop on how to handle
radioactively contaminated wood ashes. Sweden was heavily affected by
deposition of radioactive materials from the Chernobyl accident, and Swedish
utilities have long experience of handling contaminated biomass and ashes.

Long distance transport of biomass and terminal handling

In recent years, the long term trade in biomass (fuel wood,
chips and pellets) has increased and a number of new terminals have been built,
for railroad and boat transport. This workshop starts with a study tour to the
large railroad terminal at Stockaryd, where we look at fuel handling.

How to run a biomass power plant

The output and economy of a power plant, CHP or heat plant,
is heavily dependant on how the plant is run and maintained. What are the
critical issues? How can high maintenance costs be avoided? Who can offer the
best support technologies?

Further descriptions of workshops and study tours will
follow in the coming months. Suggestions for workshops subjects are currently
being accepted as well.


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