In the Dutch district Meerhoven, approximately 1,600 new houses are built. These homes are heated by a sustainable district heating network. This network is fed with hot water from the biomass power plant Meerhoven. The biomass comes from the city of Eindhoven.

HoSt is responsible for the design, the construction and the commissioning of the plant and also performs the operation and maintenance of the installation.


Start Project January 2010
Start-up / First fire October 2011


Wood storage 2 x 225 m³
Wood supply system Chain scraper and push infeeder
Furnace 7 MWth – 2,26 t/h fresh wood chips
Water tube boiler 5,75 MWth
52 barg/450°C
Steam turbine 1,22 MWe at 50°C
Dust collector Dust emission <5 mg/Nm³
at 6% O2 dry
Catalytic DeNOx NOx emission < 70 mg/Nm³
at 6% O2 dry
Efficiency 103% of the calorific value


  • Very low NOx emissions by catalytic DeNOx system
  • Hot water buffer for optimal management
  • Very compact design
  • Installation including peak boilers and heat distribution station