Combined bioheat and biopower: A technology review and an assessment for Turkey

Eksi G., Karaosmanoğlu F.

RENEWABLE & SUSTAINABLE ENERGY REVIEWS, vol.73, pp.1313-1332, 2017 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier


Combined bioheat and biopower (CBHBP) is named to emphasize that a biomass source is used as the feedstock for the production of combined heat and power (CHP). Turkey is a country with rich biomass potential; however, traditional utilization is predominant. The purpose of this paper is to describe the entire value chain of biomass-to-biopower by focusing on the current commercial technologies in the world and to provide an alternative solution for modern utilization of solid biomass sources in Turkey, while being a reference for other countries interested in biopower. The first aim is to explore the major conversion technologies for CBHBP production considering the entire value chain of biomass-to-biopower, with a focus on the most established path applied to solid biomass sources worldwide. The next aim is to examine the status of biomass energy in Turkey, concentrating on current biopower applications.