As the use of biomass energy is moving only slowly, the National Energy Administration and the Ministry of Environmental Protection have jointly started a pilot project on power generation coupling coal-incineration and biomass. Priority for cogeneration is limited to projects on coal-fired agricultural and forestry residues coupled with power generation technology projects, focusing on 13 major grain-producing provinces, and coal-fired waste incineration power generation technology projects, with emphasis on municipalities directly under the Central Government were landfill by sludge is difficult. The amount of manure and rubbish produced in China’s rural areas is estimated as 3.8 billion tons, and of straw at about 690 million tons. Biomass raw materials in rural areas are abundant, and 80% can be processed and utilized. The situation urban garbage is more complicated.
China Bio news release, December 15, 2017