China’s biomass power capacity to reach 15 million KW in 2020
In 2018, China’s biomass power generation saw an 14% increase year-on-year, generating 90.6 billion kw of power. In the first quarter of 2019, biomass power generation increased by 16.7% year-on-year, reaching 24.5 billion kw.
The biomass accounts for a growing proportion in China’s total renewable energy. In the first quarter of 2019, installed biomass capacity accounts for 2.54% of renewables; biomass power generation accounts for 2.54% of renewables.
In 2018, the provinces of Shandong, Zhejiang, Anhui and Jiangsu topped biomass power generation, which respectively produced 2.58 million kw, 1.8 million kw, 1.67 million kw and 1.64 million kw.
Provinces with the most newly installed biomass capacity are Anhui (500,000 kw), Shandong (470,000 kw), Guangdong (420,000 kw) and Hunan (240,000 kw). Shandong, Jiangsu, Zhejiang and Guangdong toped annual biomass power generation, which respectively generated 13.5 billion kw, 9.5 billion kw, 9.2 billion kw and 8.3 billion kw.
It is expected by 2020, China’s installed biomass capacity would reach 15 million kw. China’s annual biomass power generation is forecast to reach 90 billion kw, 7 million kw of which would be generated from plants, 7.5 million kw from waste and 500,00 kw from biogas.