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In the south-eastern part of Poland GDF SUEZ is going to replace of a coal-fired boiler at the Polaniec S.A. power plant by a new biomass fluidized bed boiler with a capacity of 480 megawatt.

The planned 180 MWe biomass power station is going to be the largest biomass power plant of the world.

Just for your records: the guys there are planning to destroy biomass in the amount of approximately 300 MW. As for any biomass power plant only 40% of the biomass chipped into the boiler will transform to electric energy.

60% of the biomass fired in the boiler will be for the nuts. This calculates to approximately 2 million cubes (m³) of waste wood to be destroyed without any use - even more, this 2 million cubes of wood will cause a tremendous amount of CO2 emissions caused by the transport of the biomass to Polaniec.


Taken from the Website of GDF SUEZ Energy Poland (May 21st, 2012)

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GDF SUEZ Energy Poland is heavily investing in sustainable energy production with a target of 280 MW by the end of 2012. This investment includes:

  • a 180 MW biomass expansion of the Polaniec power station, making it the world’s largest biomass power plant,
  • the development of wind turbines, including 71 MW already under construction.

For key account customers in Poland, we deliver the GDF SUEZ Global Energy offer, which includes:

  • varied electricity price formulae: indexed on EEX or POLPX markets, fixed or clickable products.

Taken from the InternationalForestIndustries:

BRUKS Klöckner GmbH delivers together with Polimex Mostostal Warszawa, a complete chipping line to GDF Suez Energia Polska S.A. Polaniec power plant in the South East of Poland.

GDF Suez is just erecting together with company Foster Wheeler a CFB boiler for a capacity of 190 MWe which is fired with biomass only.

BRUKS Klöckner’s scope of supply includes a drum chipper and the corresponding handling equipment.

Delivery shall be completed in September 2012 and start up is scheduled by the end of January 2013.



The madness of renewable biomass power keeps on going


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