Construction of pellet-fueled plant begins in France

By Staff | April 04, 2013

NEREA, a subsidiary of Akuo Energy, began construction of a 13 MW biomass cogeneration facility in Estrées-Mons, France. The Cogénération Biomasse d’Estrées-Mons represents an investment of €65 ($85 million). The facility is expected to be operational by the end of 2014.

Once complete, the plant will produce 100,000 MW hours of electricity per year, as well as 25 tons of steam per hour, which will be utilized in the Bonduelle Europe Long Life canning and frozen vegetable factory in Estrées- Mons.

NEREA recently finished construction of another biomass cogeneration facility in Nesle, France. That project is a 16 MW plant that will produce 60 tons of steam per hour for use in a food processing facility. That plant is expected to be operational in April.

Société Biomasse Energie des Hauts de France, a NEREA subsidiary, will supply the two plants with pellets.