This unique ‘new generation’ installation will be commissioned in mid-2020 and is engineered to combust wood as well as other biomass and residues, with a thermal capacity of 15 MWth. HoSt is in charge of the realisation of the new installation and its integration in the existing infrastructure.

The installation will be built in an existing building at an industrial site and will be equipped with a fuel storage and a fuel dumping pit, with fully automatic crane for fuel handling. The renovation started in November 2018. The produced heat will be delivered to several dryers and the electricity will be delivered to the grid. In the future, the installation can be connected to the local district heating network. Initially, low-grade woody biomass (shreds) will be combusted, such as residues originating from a composting plant that processes green waste.

Future-proof solution

With an eye to the future, the installation will be equipped with special engineered technology that allows flexibility in processing of different types of biomass and residues. As such, operation will not be dependent on the limited amount of available high quality (and expensive) wood chips. With the use of advanced filters, the plant will have the lowest nitrogen dioxide emissions in the Netherlands.


Start project November 2018
Start-up 2020


Wood storage 1800 m3
Wood supply system Automatic crane, moving floor, fuel scraper
Furnace 15 MWth input
Steam turbine Approx. 2 MWe
Bag house filter Dust emission < 5mg/Nm3


  • Reconstruction of existing plant
  • Flexibility in biomass input
  • Lowest nitrogen dioxide emission in the Netherlands
  • The installation can be operated autonomously using an advanced operating system.
  • Automatic crane for fuel handlig

More information

Do you want to receive more information about our biomass combustion technology or do you want to know what HoSt can do for you? Don’t hesitate to contact us through [email protected] or call us on +31 (0)53 – 460 90 80.