Pöyry has recently released an report of the role of coal in a lower carbon-economy. Biomass Magazine has done a great work summering up the report which you can reach by the link bellow. The report adresses that even if there is an increased knowledge of the climate change risks, especially after the Paris agreement in 2016, the higher global energy demand has lead to increased coal consumption. Pöyry says that the future role of coal in the global energy mix must include cofiring with biomass. They also imply the possibilities with black pellet (biocoal) which can reduce the conversion costs even more than conventional biomass like white pellet, and allow for higher levels of cofiring in existing CHP coal plants.