Biomass plant now operational at Delipaper Frouard

In France, Delipapier Frouard, part of the multinational paper company Sofidel Group, has launched its new biomass plant with an overall investment of approximately €6.5 million.

This is yet another step forward in Sofidel's strategy to reduce its emissions of greenhouse gases.

The plant is expected to reduce greenhouse gases by over 6.8 million m3 and will cut Delipapier's CO2 emissions by over 13,500 tonnes annually.

The work is part of the BCIAT 2011 project (Biomasse Chaleur Industrie, Agriculture et Tertiaire) launched by ADEME (Agence de l'Environnement et de la Maîtrise de l'Energie) to encourage industries to produce heat energy using biomass.

Constructed over an area of over 2,000m2, the plant produces heat energy in the form of saturated steam and provides approximately 60% of the factory's entire requirements.

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