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Evonik develops first biomass plant

In the UK Evonik New Energies UK is continuing work on its first biomass plant in Ridham Dock, Kent.

The combined heat and power (CHP) plant will handle approximately 160,000 tonnes of landfill-diverted wood waste annually for the generation of 25MW of electricity, significantly reducing CO2 emissions.

The electricity produced will be supplied to the National Grid, with potential to utilise excess heat via the various industrial users within the locality.

Evonik New Energies UK is a division of Evonik New Energies GmbH, a wholly owned subsidiary of Evonik Steag, a pioneer in advanced technologies for coal-fired power generation and in the field of new energies.

It currently operates nine cogeneration biomass plants and two biomass power plants in Germany with a total capacity to convert 570,000 tonnes of waste wood energy into energy per year.