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Title (Primary) Future competitive potential of a small-scale fluidized-bed combustion technology in the German heating sector: an economic modelling analysis
Title (Secondary) Proceedings of the 29th European Biomass Conference: Setting the course for a biobased economy, 26-29 April 2021, online
Author Mutlu, Ö.Ç.; Jordan, M.; Lenz, V.; Zeng, T.;
Publisher Scarlat, N.; Grassi, A.;
Journal EUBCE Proceedings
Year 2021
Department BIOENERGIE;
Language englisch;
Keywords bioenergy; heat sector; optimization; fluidized-bed combustion
Abstract The heating sector in Germany requires a significant transition towards renewable based technologies to create a more sustainable future with less fossil fuel dependency and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Today, biomass plays an important role in the German heat sector, considering its many possible application areas. In this study, the future market potential of a small-scale fluidized-bed (FB) combustion operated with different biomass fuels was investigated both in residential and low-temperature industrial heating sector by using an economic optimization model with the projection until 2050. The results of the modelling showed that FB combustion can be a competitive alternative, especially in the industrial heating sector. The power prices had a more influential effect on FB combustion in the residential heating sector, and it becomes less competitive in case of higher power prices due to its increased power demand for the fluidization. The results also showed that after 2040, the biomass-based technologies start to become less competitive in the investigated sub-sectors as the decreasing biomass potential shifts to high temperature industry applications. The findings of the model showed that FB combustion can be a competitive option to fulfill the 95% reduction of GHGs in German heating sector.
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Persistent UFZ Identifier https://www.ufz.de/index.php?en=20939&ufzPublicationIdentifier=24911
Mutlu, Ö.Ç., Jordan, M., Lenz, V., Zeng, T. (2021):
Future competitive potential of a small-scale fluidized-bed combustion technology in the German heating sector: an economic modelling analysis
In: Scarlat, N., Grassi, A. (eds.)
Proceedings of the 29th European Biomass Conference: Setting the course for a biobased economy, 26-29 April 2021, online
EUBCE Proceedings
ETA-Florence Renewable Energies, Florence, p. 573 - 576