Turenki in Finland is to see its district heating network boosted by a new biomass-fired plant which will produce 10 MW in the form of hot water.

Elenia Lämpö’s new heating plant, scheduled to go on-stream in the early winter of 2014, will be delivered by Metso, including process equipment, buildings and installation work. The plant will be fired by locally sourced wood-based biomass, such as forest residue, with the option of blending in peat.

“The new biomass-fired heating plant is in line with our strategy to increase the share of renewable fuels in our district heat production,” says Elenia Lämpö CEO Matti Tynjälä. “The plant will significantly lower the volume of CO2 emissions in our heat generation, which further minimizes the environmental footprint of district heat. Using domestic, locally sourced fuels also boosts employment in the region. We additionally want to actively meet the expectations of our customers and other stakeholders to promote sustainable development.”

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