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H. Widell in Biomass Combustion Science Technology and Engineering 2013 Furnace design. Just as coal-fired boilers are not designed in the same way as oil- or gas-fired boilers neither can biomass-fired boilers be designed as coal-fired boilers if they are to function efficiently. Biomass firing requires a larger furnace (i.e. a larger radiation heat transfer surface) than coal firing.