Tin Thanh Group

Co-Firing

Mixing, converting, and replacing fossil fuels

Co-firing is a technology that takes advantage of biomass for power generation at a much lower cost compared to building a biomass power plant. Co-firing helps to reduce the economic and environmental impact of coal-fired power plants. environment and society.
Vietnam has the potential to develop this technology due to its large biomass potential as well as because Vietnam will continue to develop coal-fired power plants within the next two decades according to the latest Power Plan.

Among Co-firing technologies, Direct Co-firing is the most suitable technology for current conditions in Vietnam. Although the Co-firing ratio is low, the conversion costs are lowest and most types of biomass can be used. 

Vietnam has the potential to develop this technology due to its large biomass potential as well as because Vietnam will continue to develop coal-fired power plants within the next two decades according to the latest Power Plan. 

Vietnam has started piloting with coal-fired power plants located in areas with high biomass reserves, convenient for biomass collection and transportation, using imported coal with unstable coal supply and price. high coal like Vinh Tan 2, Duyen Hai 1, Long Phuoc 1…; or factories are about to end their depreciation time such as Ninh Binh, Uong Bi or Pha Lai 1 to take advantage of the available infrastructure. 

According to analysis and reports, the case of Co-firing 5% of straw and coal at Ninh Binh thermal power plant shows that Co-firing has brought economic efficiency to the plant in the absence of any policy or mechanism. funding for Co-firing as well as not having a carbon market and revenue from selling coal ash. On the other hand, the benefits that Co-firing brings to society as well as the environment are very significant, especially to farmers and community health. With these benefits, if there is a reasonable sharing mechanism, it will be able to support the Co-firing application of the plant to achieve higher economic efficiency.