3 September 2010 – RWE Innogy and German Pellets have inaugurated RWE’s biomass-fuelled cogeneration station and the neighbouring pellet plant at the Wittgenstein industrial estate in Germany.
The biomass fired cogeneration station has fed electricity into the grid since early 2010, and, since the start of pellet production, both plants have been operating in combination.
In this mode, the combined heat and power (CHP) station supplies the heat required for the production of the pellets. The CHP plant has a thermal capacity of 30 MW and an electrical output of 5 MW.
The combined production of heat and power results in relatively high energy efficiency – up to 70%.
The pellet plant has a production capacity of 120,000 tonnes of quality pellets per year.
Approximately 220,000 tonnes of round wood residuals and sawmill wood leftovers from the region are used as feedstock.
NRW Pellets is the operator of the pellet plant.
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