Danish firm Dall Energy to provide gasification technology for Amiens
Alongside the deal with the plant, Dall Energy has secured a 10-year maintenance deal with ENGIE Solutions, which will handle operations of the Amiens plant for 20 years.
In France, biomass is considered a sustainable way to move away from fossil gas, while utilising the country's large amounts of garden waste, according to Dall Energy.
It added that Amiens has a vast amount of this type of biomass, making the company's patented technology and solution - where biomass is gasified through pyrolysis - an obvious choice for the town’s new district heating plant.
"We have chosen Dall Energy as our partner for this public-private district heating-project, because the company’s technology truly enables a cost-effective green energy-transition for the benefit of Amiens' nearly 140,000 citizens," said Vincent Pibouleu, CEO of Amiens Energies (SEMOP).
"Like many so French cities, we are focused on the energy transition and our goal of an energy self-sufficient city by 2050. So, we are pleased that Amiens Energies reached an agreement with ENGIE Solutions and Dall Energy to allow us to accelerate our green transition and utilise local resources," added Brigitte Fouré, Mayor of Amiens.
"The signing ceremony is a great day for us, and we are honoured that the Mayor of Amiens, Brigitte Fouré, the Danish Ambassador to France H.E. Mr. Michael Starbæk Christensen, and ENGIE will be present," said Jens Dall Bentzen, CEO of Dall Energy.
"The ceremony is hopefully the start of a long partnership with ENGIE Solutions to drive the green energy transition in France. We already have many more projects lined up with ENGIE Solutions."