RWE to build cogen in Sicily

By Staff | October 26, 2010

RWE Innogy Italia has signed an agreement for the construction of the first biomass cogeneration plant in Sicily. The 18.7-megawatt plant will produce 128,000 megawatt hours of power, enough to supply about 30,000 homes per year, according to the company. The feedstock will primarily come from a eucalyptus tree plantation that covers more than 20,000 hectares (49,000 acres).

Construction on the €61 million ($83 million) plant is set to begin before the end of the year and commissioning is due in late 2012, according to the company.