Mibrag Neue Energie
In 2010, MIBRAG NEUE ENERGIE put into operation the “Am Geyersberg” wind farm on the site of the Schleenhain mine near the town of Groitzsch (Germany), with a total installed capacity of 6.9 MW. The wind farm consists of 3 Siemens wind turbines. The costs of this wind farm project totalled more than EUR 9 million. MIBRAG Neue Energie strives for further development of wind power in area of surface mines owned by company MIBRAG.
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Lynemouth Power Station (or “LPL”) is at the forefront of the UK’s energy market as one of the most ambitious renewable energy investment projects in the UK that has been undertaken over recent years. The plant has undergone a major conversion programme that has seen the former coal-fired power station convert to full biomass electricity generation. The conversion project meant a significant collaboration amongst LPL employees, contractor partners, Government agencies and EPH. Now fully handed over to LPL, the plant has 395 MW of net installed powering approximately 450,000 homes.
Lynemouth Power Station uses sustainably-sourced, renewable wood pellets, primarily from the USA and Canada, which are transported to the UK by sea. Carbon emissions arising from transportation are included in the calculation made by LPL to report against current sustainability criteria under the CfD.
It is one of the largest sites of its kind in Europe and has, since converting to biomass, reduced nitrous oxide emissions by two-thirds and more than halved dust emissions. Sulphurous oxide emissions have also been reduced by more than 95% to minimal compared to previous coal generation.
Process safety is a crucial part of everyday operations to protect all personnel and those visiting the site. Lynemouth Power Station’s exceptional safety record is testament to the robust systems and procedures in place, in particular those implemented during the plant’s conversion to biomass. LPL complies with and adheres to strict industry legislation, as well as health and safety codes, to ensure the highest operational standards at all times.
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The biomass-fired power plant of Strongoli, owned and operated by Biomasse Italia, a company acquired by EP New Energy Italia in December 2017, is situated in the central-eastern part of Calabria region.
The 46 MW plant is mainly fueled with biomass made of wood chips, derived from forest maintenance and agro-food residuals coming from local and national markets.
The yearly biomass consumption is about 400,000 tons, and the total annual production at full capacity is about 360 GWh.
The biomass-fired power plant of Crotone, owned and operated by Biomasse Crotone, a company acquired by EP New Energy Italia in December 2017, is situated in the central-eastern part of Calabria region. Crotone is a biomass-fired power plant with a total capacity of 27 MW.
The plant is mainly fueled with biomass made of wood chips, derived from forest maintenance and agro-food residuals coming from local and national markets.
The yearly biomass consumption is about 300,000 tons, and the total annual production at full capacity is about 220 GWh.
Fusine Energia was created in 2006 to obtain the authorization for the construction and operation of a new biomass power plant. The site is located in the province of Sondrino, Italy, and operates at full capacity since June 2011. The 6 MW plant is fuelled with biomass made of wood chips originating mainly from neighbouring regions, which has a positive impact on local economy. The yearly biomass comsumption is about 82,000 tons and the total annual production of electricity reaches 41 GWh, the equivalent of powering more than 11,000 households.
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EP Power Minerals
EP Power Minerals (EPPM) is a European leader in the provision of power plant by-products (especially fly ash and FGD gypsum) and expendable blasting abrasives, helping its clients to reduce carbon footprint. EPPM also provides a broad range of waste management services. As a by-product of combustion in hard coal power plants, fly ash serves as a highly ecological and cost-effective substitute for clinker in cement production. Fly ash significantly reduces the CO2 footprint as well as input costs and improves cement quality for the construction industry. As coal-fired power generation will continue to be around for some time as a bridging technology in most countries of Europe, processing fly ash contributes significantly to reducing the environmental impact, which pays into the overall sustainability strategy of EPPE.
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