Canadian Biomass Magazine

Finns to launch largest gasification plant

October 26, 2011
By Scott Jamieson

Oct 26, 2011 - Finland has announced plans for the world’s largest biomass gasification plant, a 140MW facility running mainly on forest waste.

According to a report on, its
performance is set to be closely watched by renewable energy experts,
utility companies and governments across the globe, who will be keen to
monitor both the robustness of the technology and its

The €40 million project involves installing a bio-gasification plant
next to an existing 565MW coal-fired power station. The plant will
mainly use forest residues for fuel, with the resulting gas then
combusted alongside coal. It is due to begin operating by end-2012. If
everything goes according to plan, it should replace between 25 and 40%
of the coal currently burned – reducing carbon dioxide emissions by some
230,000 tonnes per year.

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