30 Aug Portugal’s $33.5m biomass plant to be operational by 2017
The Portuguese municipality of Vila Nova de Famalicao has announced its 14.75MW forest biomass plant should be operational in 2017.
The US$33.5 million plant, which is currently under construction, is expected to begin operations by February 2017.
The plant will consume around 18 tonnes of forest biomass per hour.
The fuel will not only come from the biodegradable fraction of the forest, but also from the residual organic matter produced by local wood processing businesses.
According to city council president, Paulo Cunha, the biomass plant will also contribute to the cleaning of forests as well as reduce the risk of fires.