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This is the final report for project JOF3-CT97-0037

The overall motivation to undertake this research project was to contribute to the reduction of the greenhouse gases� emission - primarily carbon dioxide - from power plants firing solid fossil fuels, in particular, low rank, high moisture fuels such as peat, brown coal and lignite. These fuels are one of the backbones of primary energy supply in various countries of the European Union as well as of Central and Eastern Europe which is mirrored by the fact that one fifth of the world` s production is mined in those regions. In the industrial conversion of these fuels process improvements are expected to substantially alleviate any hazardous impact on the regional and global environment.

Therefore, a consortium comprising of nine partners from industry and universities including three partners from the Newly Associated States (NAS) concentrated on increasing the efficiency of power generation, maintaining boiler availability and reducing emissions from high-moisture fuels by investigating and applying cost effective pre-drying technologies during the project.

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