Electrabel reopens biomass plant in Ghent

It has been reported that GDF Suez's Belgian subsidiary, Electrabel, has resumed operations at its Max Green Rodenhuize biomass-fired power plant in Ghent.

According to Platts, operations restarted on 28 August after an agreement was reached with authorities and stakeholders over the renewal of green certificates.

The Ghent plant is able to handle up to 850,000 tonnes a year of wood pellets for the production of 200MW of renewable energy. The facility was shuttered at the beginning of this year after the Belgian wood industry association failed to approve its wood supply chain and subsidies were stopped.

'Following constructive discussions with all stakeholders and the Flemish government, a solution has emerged to allow the restart of Max Green,' Electrabel was reported to have said in a statement.

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