Potential of Deploying Empty Fruit Bunch (EFB) for Biomass Cofiring in Malaysia's Largest Coal Power Plant

Siti Fatihah Salleh, Adlansyah Abd Rahman, Tuan Ab Rashid Tuan Abdullah

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

7 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

In support of energy sector decarbonisation, this work investigated the potential of cofiring biomass in the largest operating coal power plant in Malaysia, Stesen Janakuasa Sultan Azlan Shah (SJSAS). Empty fruit bunch (EFB), a palm oil mill residue in the form of biomass pellet has been identified as the promising feedstock for this purpose. The EFB pellets will be sourced from 25 palm oil mills within 100 km distance surrounding SJSAS. Collectively, they have the potential to supply 538,478 metric ton of pellets annually to the power plant. This amount would account to a thermal substitution of 4.3%, with a potential net reduction of 1,175,151 metric ton of CO2 emission. The average cost of EFB pellets per metric ton was estimated to be RM 295.64, 1% slightly higher than the current price of coal. This work concludes that biomass cofiring is instrumental in the low carbon transition plan of electricity supply industry in Malaysia.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication7th IEEE International Conference on Power and Energy (PECon 2018)
PublisherIEEE
Pages429-433
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9781538654316
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 9 Apr 2019
Event7th IEEE International Conference on Power and Energy 2018 - Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Duration: 3 Dec 20184 Dec 2018

Conference

Conference7th IEEE International Conference on Power and Energy 2018
Abbreviated titlePECon 2018
Country/TerritoryMalaysia
CityKuala Lumpur
Period3/12/184/12/18

Keywords

  • biomass cofiring
  • coal
  • coal power plant
  • empty fruit bunch (EFB)
  • low carbon electricity generation
  • palm oil mill (POM)

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Fuel Technology

Fingerprint

Dive into the research topics of 'Potential of Deploying Empty Fruit Bunch (EFB) for Biomass Cofiring in Malaysia's Largest Coal Power Plant'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this