Valmet supports BS Energy’s biomass expansion

BS Energy’s combined heat and power (CHP) plant in Braunschweig, Germany has chosen Valmet to supply a biomass-fired boiler and a flue gas treatment plant.

The boiler, together with its auxiliary equipment, will form part of BS Energy’s energy production strategy 2030. 

The main goal of the investment is to allow for the coal-fired boiler to be removed from production in 2022 and ultimately to be replaced.

Furthermore, the new biomass-fired CHP plant aims to support BS Energy’s goal of environmentally friendly and carbon-neutral production, as it will serve as a base-load unit to meet the district heating and electric power needs of the Braunschweig municipality.

The biomass-fired CHP plant will produce approximately 20 MW of electricity and 60 MW of thermal district heat. The takeover of the biomass-fired CHP plant is scheduled for early 2022.

“Valmet convinced us with their offer: we will get a particularly efficient and flexible boiler and with it, the benefits of expertise from world-wide reference projects,” says Paul Anfang, deputy chairman of the board of BS Energy.

“We are very proud to have been selected as the technology partner to this sustainable energy project and we are looking forward to work in close cooperation with BS Energy. Valmet’s circulating fluidized bed technology provides reliable operation for waste wood and various other challenging biomass fuels. This plant will fulfil future environmental demands with low emission levels and high efficiency on electrical and district heating production,” says Kai Janhunen, vice president of Valmet’s Energy business unit.

The order was included in Valmet’s orders received of the second quarter 2019. The total value of the order is around EUR 50 million ($55 million).

Valmet will be showcasing its cutting edge, energy efficient solutions at POWERGEN Asia. Visit them at stand E11 to meet the team and get more information about this project. 


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