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Biomass power plant slated for Antwerp

October 19, 2011
By Canadian Biomass

Oct 19, 2011 - In a move that would create a significant demand for imported wood pellets, the Antwerp Port Authority and Brussels-based chemical multinational Solvay have signed a letter of intent to build the first biomass power station in the port.

According to a report in Heavy Lift & Project Forwarding International, the power station will have a capacity of 200 to 400 MW, enough
for a significant part of the power requirements of the port industry to be
supplied from renewable sources. This represents the power consumption
of 500,000 to one million households.

Both parties will set up a special company to map out the main
outlines of the project in collaboration with a partner who has yet to
be found.

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