Waste-to-energy firm EQTEC has signed a memorandum of understanding for the engineering design and installation of the first advanced gasification plant in Greece.
EQTEC, which specialises in advanced gasification waste-to-energy projects, has partnered with two engineering procurement construction companies – Germany-based ewerGy and Greece-based ECO Hellas – together with the owner and project developer Agrigas Energy, also from Greece, who will own and operate the 0.5MWe gasification installation.
The new facility will be built in Larissa in central Greece and its feedstock will be densified straw, corn and cotton stalk residues sourced locally from farmers.
Agrigas has received funding for the plant from a local bank in Greece, which has asked certification and inspection organisation TÜV Hellas to serve as a technical advisor to carry out due diligence on EQTEC’s technology. TÜV Hellas will also be the project manager up to the commissioning stage of the plant, which is due to take place in the first quarter of 2021.
All parties are confident that after the successful closing of this initial plant in Greece, more projects that are currently in the pipeline will come to fruition.