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Biomass co-firing contract awarded in Germany

Germany-based biomass technology provider Saxlund International has won a multi-million pound contract to supply a new biomass handling system as part of a coal-fired plant conversion.

Saxlund, a subsidiary of Opcon, was awarded the £2.35 million (€2.9 million) contract just before the end of 2012 to help convert a power plant in Berlin into a biomass co-firing concern.

The contract will see Saxlund provide both internal and external handling systems by the end of 2013.

‘We expect more of these kinds of project in order to increase the renewable element in Germany's power production. By building on existing infrastructure and adding a biomass co-firing element to fossil-fueled power plants there is much to be gained both from an environmental and economic perspective,’ says Saxlund MD Christoph Groffmann.