Biomass co-firing and Renewable Portfolio Standard scenarios to 2030


Abstract: This study evaluates biomass power development scenarios in Vietnam through the deployment of co-firing biomass in existing coal power plants by 2030 under the policy conditions of the Renewable Portfolio Standard – RPS. Co-firing utilizes agricultural residues which have positive impacts on energy security, local air quality improvement, greenhouse gas emission reduction, and waste management. Increase the capacity factor of existing coal power plants combined with the deployment of co-firing technology can curve the demand for new coal capacity and fossil fuel import. A pilot project in retrofitting existing coal power plants in parallel with establishing biomass supply chains is the next step to unlock biomass potential in Vietnam.

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« Vietnam Initiative for Energy Transition. 2020. Biomass Co-fring and Renewable Portfolio Standard scenarios to 2030»