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Akuo Energy increases biomass presence in France

Nerea, a subsidiary of Akuo Energy, has begun construction of a new biomass cogeneration facility in Estrees-Mons, France.

The 13MW project represents a €65 million ($87.2 million) investment and aims to be fully operational by the end of 2014, producing 100,000MWh of electricity and 25 tonnes of steam per hour annually via wood pellets.

This project is the third involving biomass for Akou Energy in France, representing an overall investment of €150 million.

‘These projects only represent the first step for Akuo Energy in biomass, since several other projects of the same type are currently being developed in France and abroad,’ said Jean Christophe Guimard, director of Akuo Biomass.