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Doosan Lentjes to build wood combustion facility in Germany

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Doosan Lentjes, a German company specialising in waste-to-energy technology, has been contracted to build lot 1 of a new wood combustion facility in Dinslaken, Germany.

The contract, issued by Dinslakener Holz-Energiezentrum (DHE), includes the turnkey delivery, installation, and commissioning of two incineration lines on a chute-to-stack basis.

Once operational, the new plant will thermally treat approximately 200,000 tons of waste wood per year. Start-up is expected in mid-2023.

Applying effective incineration technology will ensure that the maximum of the climate-friendly energy contained in the wood is harnessed to generate sustainable electricity and heat. According to the firms, this will reduce the share of fossil fuels required to meet local energy needs and save more than 125,000 tons of carbon dioxide (CO2) per year, helping the city of Dinslaken to pursue its decarbonisation goals.

Gerhard Lohe, product director of waste-to-energy at Doosan Lentjes said: “In Dinslaken, we are ready to prove the flexibility of both our incineration and flue gas cleaning processes.

“Originally used in traditional waste-to-energy applications, we will adapt our grate technology to the combustion properties of biomass fuels, and thus ensure efficient use of their energetic potential.

“Furthermore, the plant will be the first of its kind to comply with the new European best available techniques reference requirements. This means that it will not only burn an almost CO2-neutral fuel but will also produce negligible emissions. This reflects our efforts to support the industry in shaping the energy transition and make tomorrow’s heat and power generation more sustainable.”

Harmful acid gases, hydrocarbons and heavy metals will be treated and separated in the Circoclean gas cleaning system to be installed, while the selective catalytic reduction will remove nitrogen oxides.