Large-scale biomass plant opens in the Netherlands

Dutch utility firm Eneco has inaugurated its Bio Golden Raand biomass power plant, located in Farmsum Delfzijl, the Netherlands.

The facility, built by Areva, Ballast Nedam Industriebouw and Mesto Power, generates 49.9MW of renewable power from waste wood – enough to provide over 120,000 homes with electricity and reduce CO2 emissions by around 250,000 tonnes a year. The plant began operations in November last year.

Bio Golden Raand is the largest biomass-fired power station in the Benelux. AkzoNobel Industrial Chemicals is a major customer, taking half of the electricity generated.

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