Denmark begins creation of fuel-efficient biomass plant conversion project

Danish power company Orsted recently held a ground-breaking ceremony to launch the start of the creation of biomass plant conversion project. Once completed, the plant will enable the Herning Power Station to consume less wood chips and pellets by about 20 %.

“It’s really good news for our climate that we join forces with our heat customers to make Herning Power Station even more efficient. It’s already a green power station running on sustainable biomass, and now we’ll be able to reduce the fuel consumption significantly, thus ensuring that the power station is a competitive alternative to fossil fuels,” Thomas Dalsgaard, executive vice president and CEO of Bioenergy & Thermal Power at Orsted, said in a statement.

The combined heat and power station was originally commissioned in the 1980s as a coal-powered facility, and it was converted to use natural gas in 2002 and later to run completely on biomass. According to Orsted, the facility has a capacity of 88 MW of power and 171 MJ/s of district heating. The latest update will add a flue gas condensation plant that Orsted said will take advantage of residual heat in the flue and make the plant more efficient.

The new plant is expected to be completed in 2019.


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