HoSt begins in October, on behalf of Dutch energy company Sparkling Biomass B.V., with the construction of the 15 MWth biomass-fired combined heat and power plant (CHP) in Duiven, the Netherlands. In mid-2020, this unique ‘new generation’ installation will be commissioned and will be able to combust both wood and future other biomass and residues.

The produced heat, electricity and steam from wood waste derived from the municipality of Duiven and its surrounding areas is supplied to a feed mill. The remaining green electricity is supplied to the grid. In the future, the installation can be connected to the district heating network of Arnhem and Nijmegen. Initially, low-grade woody biomass (shreds) will be combusted, originating from a composting plant that processes green waste.

“This project is the result of good collaboration with Sparkling, where we have strived to build an installation for the future. That means constructing a sustainable and flexible plant with a minimal carbon footprint and maximum use of sustainable energy”, says sales manager Wouter Kok.

Future-proof solution

With a view to future-proofing and flexibility, the installation will be equipped with an advanced technology that enables other types of biomass and residues to be combusted in the future. Wouter Kok: “The installation is suitable for converting various biomass streams into green energy, produces steam at 8 bar and generates 15% electricity. At the same time, the plant – once achieved – has the lowest nitrogen dioxide emissions in the Netherlands. This installation is an example for the Dutch industry!” The installation will be built in an existing building near a nature reserve, which means stricter emission requirements. The reuse of the empty factory hall is an additional sustainable benefit.