KEMA is an international engineering company operating within energy and
environment related fields (thermal and nuclear plants, waste incineration…).
An increasing part of its activity is focused on unconventional solutions such
as co-combustion of wood and coal and wood gasification, which put less strain
on the environment.
- Analyses of wood
- Monitoring of
combustion (fuel, gas emissions, ashes…).
- Supervision of
pilot operations (1 MW).
- Generalisation to
operations on a wider scale.
Region of operation and fields of application
- Co-combustion of
wood mixed with pulverised coal.
- Re-use of ashes.
- Wood gasification
and high efficiency wood power plants.
References and publications
- Power plant in Gelderland
(600 MWe) operated by EPON, combustion of powdered
coal and wood waste (5 % of total) and re-use of ashes to make cement.
- Co-combustion of Coal and Waste Wood,
Consequences for the By-product Quality, Environmental Aspects of Construction
with Waste Materials, Elsevier Science B.V., 1994.
study Torbed gasification reactor for biomass and
- Biomass and waste-to-energy conversion in
the Netherlands by means of (in)direct co-combustion : status, projects and future
applications in the Dutch utility sector
(presented at : Progress in thermochemical biomass
conversion, Tyrol, September 2000).
- Operational experiences of (in)direct co-combustion in coal and gas fired power plant in Europe, May 2001.