Spain’s largest biomass plant gets go ahead

Described as Spain’s ‘leading company in renewable energy through the use of biomass residue and energy crops,' forestry management company Ence has developed what will be the country’s largest biomass plant.

On 20 September 2010 the project was approved by the Spanish government, an important hurdle to overcome as construction will be funded by state capital reserved for projects dedicated to the production of renewable energy.

The site is located in the southern town of Huelva and Ence has already shortlisted three possible companies to build the facility. They are Tecnicas Reunidas, OHL and Acciona-Idom.

Construction is expected to cost in the region of €100 million and once completed will generate 50MW of green energy, benefitting 400,000 residents.

Ence manages around 116,000 hectares of forests in Spain, Portugal and Uruguay.

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