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AMESA-B Biogenic CO2 Sampler

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Recently, there has been an increasing interest for the quantification of biogenic CO2 in emissions. The Environment Agency (EA) now requests EfW plant operators to report Pollution Inventory (PI) emissions to include biogenic CO2 sources.

The increase of greenhouse gas (GHGs) emissions is impacted by the fuels combusted in Energy from Waste sites and power generation plants. Combusted fuels release huge amounts of carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions into the Earth’s atmosphere. CO2 made up of biogenic and non-biogenic carbon is among the leading factors which have been shown to contribute to global warming.

 

Biogenic CO2 Reporting Technology

When combusting mixtures of fuels which originate from fossil fuels and biogenic carbon, current technology prohibits the exact ratio of biogenic and fossil CO2 in the total CO2 that is emitted through the stack gas.

However, when the two fuels are burned together, an accurate breakdown of the biogenic CO2 fraction of the emissions can be achieved using the process of 14Carbon dating.

 

AMESA-B Biogenic CO2 Sampler

a1-cbiss supply the AMESA-B, a reliable continuous, automated sampler follows the EN ISO 13833 standard. It uses the14Carbon method to determine the biogenic and fossil fraction of industrial CO2 emissions.

The automated sampler extracts CO2 samples from exhaust gas in the flue via a heated sampling probe. An adsorber cartridge filled with sodium hydroxide or soda lime determines the biogenic fraction of CO2 emissions.

  • The sampling principle fulfils the requirements of EN ISO 13833
  • Sampling period from 1 hour to 1 month
  • Installment pending on 15 Energy from Waste sites

 

OfGEM’s ROCs Scheme

With carbon reduction a hot topic, government policy is incentivising sites to report their biogenic CO2 data. As an incentive to report biogenic fractions of CO2 emissions, operators can take advantage of the Renewable Obligation Certificate scheme.

 

Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS)

By differentiating between biogenic and non-biogenic-CO2, operators can effectively quantify GHGs, and the credits needed to offset carbon footprint. By reporting lower emissions with confidence, operators can also potentially capitalise on surplus allowances for trading.

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