Dong Energy has converted its Studstrup coal plant to biomass, while Hofor is set to increase biomass consumption.
Running at a capacity of 360 MW, Dong’s Studstrup new wood pellet fueled power plant is capable of supplying heat to more than 100,000 Danish homes and electricity to about 230,000 homes.
Dong’s second unit also has similar capacity. Dong’s energy plants are expected to reduce emissions by 310,000 tonnes annually in Denmark’s second-largest city as it seek to become carbon-neutral by 2030.
Hofor – the largest utility in Denmark – has already retrofitted one of the units from coal to biomass in 2009, and today consumes around 380,000 tons of wood pellets annually. Hofor also announced plans to replace coal with wood chips at the second Amager unit. HOFOR’s Amagerværket heat-and-power plant will supply electricity and heat for Copenhagen – the city aims to become the first CO2-neutral capital in the world by the year 2025. Installation of the power plant is scheduled to begin in July 2017, and the heat and power production will start in 2019. HOFOR supplies district heat to 500,000 inhabitants, town gas to 300,000 inhabitants, and district cooling to 39 major customers.
Valmet has been roped in to supply biomass-fired power boiler, biofuel storage and conveyor systems to HOFOR power plant in Denmark.
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