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DP Cleantech signs contract to build coconut-to-energy power plant in Thailand

Biomass and waste-to-energy provider DP Cleantech has developed a biomass combustion technology to convert coconut waste into clean energy.

DP recently signed a contract to deliver the new turnkey solution for the Mahachai Green Power project in Samut Sakhon Province, Thailand. The 9.5MWe high pressure, high temperature plant will be delivered on an EPC basis including all electro-mechanical systems, and will run on coconut waste residues, (husk, shell, frond and leaves).

The new design has been adapted especially for coconut waste to ensure minimal fuel consumption, flexibility to mix several kinds of fuels in various sizes, high power yields and will include flue gas cleaning systems to lower emissions below regulatory standards.

DP Cleantech will manage delivery of the project from its headquarters in Bangkok. The project is expected to be grid-connected within 18 months after the kick-off date. The power generated by the plant will be fed into the public grid, and will benefit from Thailand's strong biomass feed-in-tariffs. Any remaining ashes will be used as fertiliser for farming or filler material for construction.

DP CleanTech CEO Mr Simon Parker comments: 'We believe that the energy market in Thailand is ready to be at the forefront of the new generation of solutions for biomass to power, using higher efficiency, multi-fuel and low emissions solutions.'