Biomass power station in France begins commissioning
DRT, a company working to develop rosin and turpentine extracted from pine trees, says that commissioning has begun at its biomass cogeneration power plant in Vielle-Saint-Girons, France.
The cogeneration plant is being developed by Biomass Energy Solutions VSG – a venture between DRT, Cofely (GDF Suez Group) and the Caisse des Dépôts. Following a four-month testing phase, the power plant was officially put into service at the beginning of 2015.
'The biomass power plant will reduce the consumption of fossil energies while using by-products obtained from the distillation of tall oil. It will use 150,000 tonnes per year of biomass, cutting CO2 emissions by 20,000 tonnes a year. The figures speak for themselves,' says Eric Moussu, DRT sales and marketing director.