Innovative Market Mechanisms and Frameworks to Develop Biomass Co-firing Potential in China


To consider and make recommendations on the institutional framework, policies and regulations to promote biomass co-firing in China and to guarantee a sustainable biomass supply.

Main Activities

  • Define the potential for biomass co-firing in China and analyse the international scenario in the sector;
  • Identify the critical factors for the successful development of a market for biomass co-firing in China;
  • Define barriers and risks associated with biomass co-firing and commercial biomass supply;
  • Identify innovative mechanisms and financial instruments to mitigate commercial risks associated with biomass supply;
  • Develop several case studies and recommendations, and disseminate.

Expected Impact

  • Provision of a profile of the biomass energy sector in China;
  • Provision of recommendations for the policy framework and financial mechanisms for the successful promotion and uptake of biomass co-firing in China (a key part of China's Renewable Energy Law which states that 10% of China's energy needs should be met by renewables by 2020);
  • Strengthening of the network of national and regional policy makers in the field of biomass energy and in particular those interested in co-firing;
  • Provision of the selected case study for co-firing as an exemplar in the field of biomass co-firing in China and for use as a replicable model;
  • Reduction in dependency on imported fuels and provision employment and economic benefits to rural areas.
Programme sector: 

Renewable Energy (RE) (Policy&Regulation)

Stage of project: 



2006 - 2007


€ 120,000 including co-funding from National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), Energy for Sustainable Development (ESD)

Implementing agency: 

Energy for Sustainable Development (ESD)

REEEP grant funded by:

United Kingdom