Swedish biomass plant set for Autumn 2014 start-up

A $22m biomass combined heat and power plant is being constructed by Metso at Varnamo in Sweden.

Metso’s delivery will include a complete power plant, including installation, training and commissioning. The plant will have a thermal output of 13.4 MWth for district heating and an electrical output of 3.6 MWe. The plant will use local forest residues such as bark and wood chips as fuel.
“This is an important investment in the future of Vàƒ¤rnamo and in the environment,” says Gunnar Crona, Chairman of Vàƒ¤rnamo Energi. “After this investment 100 % of the area’s district heating will be produced with biomass. In addition, we will produce approximately 20 GWh of electricity annually, which means a doubling of locally produced green electricity.”

The plant is scheduled to open in Autumn of 2014.

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