Norwegian company Energos AS, a subsidiary of UK-based Ener-g Holdings, has been awarded a contract to supply an 80,000 tonne per annum energy from waste plant to Hafslund Heat & Infrastructure AS.
The contract with Trondheim-based Energos AS forms the substantive element of Hafslund H&I’s investment of £45m as part of its long term contract to supply energy to Borregaard Industries’ chemical plant at Sarpsborg, Norway.
The plant will use the proven, low emission, Energos (www.energos.com) gasification technology to recover the energy from residual commercial and household waste into 32MW of steam, which will be used to displace fossil fuel.
Nick Dawber, managing director of Energos AS, said: “this new Energos plant will supplement the similar sized Energos plant that has been successfully delivering steam to Borregaard Industries since 2002 and will more than double the amount of heavy fuel oil that is displaced by the first plant. Displacing over 20,000 tonne pa of heavy fuel oil this new plant will reduce CO2 emissions by more than 50,000 tonnes per annum.
“The award of the contract demonstrates that the Energos technology can provide a very cost competitive solution for small scale community or commercial energy from waste plants and is a viable alternative to large centralised mass burn plants.”
“The growing pressure for greater levels of recycling and greater levels of energy efficiency means that small scale plants, such as Energos, can deliver an effective solution to communities that want to continually improve their recycling rate. Furthermore, it is more likely that the plant can be located near energy users who can make use of the energy.
“Large scale energy from waste produces so much waste heat that there is little or no chance of making use of anything but a very small proportion. This new project in Norway directly displaces fossil fuel being used in an existing processing plant and recovers in excess of 80% of the energy contained in the waste.”
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