Danish biomass plant begins €268 million enhancement

The project will see the plant reduce its wood chip and wood pellet consumption while maintaining current levels of energy production.

The upgrade Herning Power Station in Denmark will see the installation of a flue gas condensation plant to draw the residual heat from exhaust fumes to increase efficiency. The project is expected to reduce the consumption of biomass feedstock by 20%.

Owned and operated by Ørsted, the power station has the capacity to generate 88MW of power and 171MJ/s of district heating, which can warm about 48,000 households. The plant can produce heat without producing energy, something that can be used if and when cleaner energy sources like wind and solar take over power generation.

The project coincides with the signing of a fifteen-year agreement with the energy companies Eniig Varme, Energi Ikast Varme and Sunds Vand og Varme to supply heat from the power station.

Herning Power Station was opened in 1982 as a coal-fired plant before being transitioning to natural gas in 2000. The facility was converted to run on biomass in 2009.

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