EQTEC-built biomass plant in Italy will start operations in December
The plant will showcase EQTEC technology to prospective clients including industrial, utility, municipal or other agricultural clients looking to replicate success with sustainable, waste-to-energy technology.
The Italia Market Development Centre in Gallina is based near Castiglione d’Orcia, Tuscany, Italy. The 1MWe plant will convert multiple types of biomass feedstock such as straw waste and wood waste into electrical power and thermal energy. Initially, the plant will export electrical power to the national grid, for which a connection has been secured.
Biomass feedstock will be provided by at least one local supplier with alternative suppliers also prepared to supply feedstock. As well as being an MDC it will be a commercial-scale facility that will play an important role in the local, agricultural community. The Italia MDC will be a clean solution for conversion of locally sourced agricultural waste into energy throughout the Val d’Orcia of Tuscany.
David Palumbo, CEO of EQTEC, said: “We are eager to get the Italia MDC up and running as another demonstration of EQTEC’s technology in a live, commercial environment. We expect to see operational availability of 90% or more as we have seen at the plant we commissioned in Spain over a decade ago. I look forward to the plant starting operations before the end of the year.
“There will be a busy programme showcasing the plant early in 2023, with a number of strategic and project investors interested to see the live operations. The plant will the first of many MDCs that will showcase the full range of EQTEC’s industry leading energy solutions.”