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Final Report - POWER-GRADE CHARCOAL (Large-scale production of charcoal for use in coal fired power and co-generation plants)

Funded under: FP6-SME


This is the final report of the POWER-GRADE CHARCOAL project. The project, funded under the Sixth framework project, aimed to develop a process for making charcoal that can be co-fired in coal-fired electric power plants. The carbonisation process should yield charcoal that complies with quality standards set by the electric power sector.

The document refers to the market needs and motivation behind the project, describes the project's work packages in detail and then goes on explaining the results. . It was found that under current market conditions it is not possible to produce power grade charcoal at an attractive price for the electric power sector.

Current market conditions for the SME's traditional barbecue market are much better. The POWER-GRADE CHARCOAL project has yielded a design, implementation and business plan for a large-scale charcoal production plant with an output capacity of 10 000 tonnes per year.

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