I had a discussion with a former colleague (different country, same company) who was a key player in the biomass supplemental firing at Drax. He argued it was a good thing. I cruched the numbers and showed him he was full of it. His argument finally was he had a Phd in combustion engineering so therefore knew better. Absolutely ridiculous. Foredts in the old Eastern bloc are being stripped for this. The concept of renewable saplings harvested annually is an ideal but still doesnt stack up.A good summary of the utter fallacy around biomass energy production:
Recently a couple of us here at Dogwood went out on an investigation of the wood pellet manufacturing facilities in North Carolina. All of the facilities are owned and operated by Enviva and exist for the sole purpose of producing wood pellets to feed the market in Europe, particularly the...www.dogwoodalliance.org
Remember this kids - biomass energy production is bullshit accounting.
BTW, I watched the BBC vid via nefarious means last night. Please do so too...
As for the comments about direct injected 2 strokes. Do they still burn oil? What lubricates the bearings?