A barrier and techno-economic analysis of small-scale bCHP (biomass combined heat and power) schemes in the UK.

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10034/620797
Title:
A barrier and techno-economic analysis of small-scale bCHP (biomass combined heat and power) schemes in the UK.
Authors:
Wright, Daniel G.; Dey, Prasanta K.; Brammer, John
Abstract:
bCHP (Biomass combined heat and power) systems are highly efficient at smaller-scales when a significant proportion of the heat produced can be effectively utilised for hot water, space heating or industrial heating purposes. However, there are many barriers to project development and this has greatly inhibited deployment in the UK. Project viability is highly subjective to changes in policy, regulation, the finance market and the low cost fossil fuel incumbent. The paper reviews the barriers to small-scale bCHP project development in the UK along with a case study of a failed 1.5 MWel bCHP scheme. The paper offers possible explanations for the project’s failure and suggests adaptations to improve the project resilience. Analysis of the project’s: capital structuring; contract length and bankability; feedstock type and price uncertainty, and; plant oversizing highlight the negative impact of the existing project barriers on project development. The research paper concludes with a discussion on the effects of these barriers on the case study project and this industry more generally. A greater understanding of the techno-economic effects of some barriers for small-scale bCHP schemes is demonstrated within this paper, along with some methods for improving the attractiveness and resilience of projects of this kind.
Affiliation:
Aston University
Citation:
Wright, D. G., Dey, P. K., & Brammer, J. (2014). A barrier and techno-economic analysis of small-scale bCHP (biomass combined heat and power) schemes in the UK. Energy, 71, 332–345. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.energy.2014.04.079
Publisher:
Elsevier
Journal:
Energy
Publication Date:
17-May-2014
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10034/620797
DOI:
10.1016/j.energy.2014.04.079
Additional Links:
http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0360544214004927?via%3Dihub
Type:
Article
Language:
en
EISSN:
1873-6785
Appears in Collections:
Chemical Engineering

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dc.contributor.authorWright, Daniel G.en
dc.contributor.authorDey, Prasanta K.en
dc.contributor.authorBrammer, Johnen
dc.date.accessioned2018-01-05T12:12:57Z-
dc.date.available2018-01-05T12:12:57Z-
dc.date.issued2014-05-17-
dc.identifier.citationWright, D. G., Dey, P. K., & Brammer, J. (2014). A barrier and techno-economic analysis of small-scale bCHP (biomass combined heat and power) schemes in the UK. Energy, 71, 332–345. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.energy.2014.04.079en
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.energy.2014.04.079-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10034/620797-
dc.description.abstractbCHP (Biomass combined heat and power) systems are highly efficient at smaller-scales when a significant proportion of the heat produced can be effectively utilised for hot water, space heating or industrial heating purposes. However, there are many barriers to project development and this has greatly inhibited deployment in the UK. Project viability is highly subjective to changes in policy, regulation, the finance market and the low cost fossil fuel incumbent. The paper reviews the barriers to small-scale bCHP project development in the UK along with a case study of a failed 1.5 MWel bCHP scheme. The paper offers possible explanations for the project’s failure and suggests adaptations to improve the project resilience. Analysis of the project’s: capital structuring; contract length and bankability; feedstock type and price uncertainty, and; plant oversizing highlight the negative impact of the existing project barriers on project development. The research paper concludes with a discussion on the effects of these barriers on the case study project and this industry more generally. A greater understanding of the techno-economic effects of some barriers for small-scale bCHP schemes is demonstrated within this paper, along with some methods for improving the attractiveness and resilience of projects of this kind.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherElsevieren
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0360544214004927?via%3Dihuben
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/en
dc.subjectBiomassen
dc.subjectCHPen
dc.titleA barrier and techno-economic analysis of small-scale bCHP (biomass combined heat and power) schemes in the UK.en
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.eissn1873-6785-
dc.contributor.departmentAston Universityen
dc.identifier.journalEnergyen
dc.date.accepted2014-04-21-
or.grant.openaccessYesen
rioxxterms.funderESRCen
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rioxxterms.versionAMen
rioxxterms.licenseref.startdate2014-07-15-
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