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Dall Energy selected for French biomass heat plant

Dall Energy selected for French biomass heat plant
In France, the town of Amiens, Amiens Energies and ENGIE Solutions have selected Dall Energy, to provide its unique and environmentally friendly gasification technology for a brand-new 14MW district heating plant. The contract was signed on November 14, 2023, at a signing ceremony at Quai De L'innovation in Amiens (photo courtesy Dall Energy).

Danish biomass gasification and pyrolysis technology company Dall Energy ApS, has announced that it has been selected to provide its unique and environmentally friendly gasification technology for a brand-new 14 MW district heating plant that will be built in the French town of Amiens.

2023 seems to be closing as it began for Dall Energy with a contract in France. Yet again, the Greater Copenhagen-based SME has successfully exported its popular gasification technology to the European country.

First, paper giant Clairefontaine invested in Dall Energy technology. Now, Amiens Energies and the town of Amiens have chosen Dall Energy’s technology for new a 14 MW biomass-fired district heating plant.

We have chosen Dall Energy as our partner for this public-private district heating project because the company’s technology truly enables a cost-effective green energy transition for the benefit of Amiens’ nearly 140,000, said Vincent Pibouleu, CEO of Amiens Energies (SEMOP).

Amiens Energies (SEMOP) is a public-private partnership, with ENGIE Solutions, a subsidiary of France-headed global energy major ENGIE Group, owning a 51 percent share.

Dall Energy CEO Jens Dall Bentzen hopes that this will lead to more projects.

The signing ceremony is a great day for us, and we are honored that the Mayor of Amiens, Brigitte Fouré, the Danish Ambassador to France H.E. Michael Starbæk Christensen, and ENGIE are present. The ceremony is hopefully the start of a long partnership with ENGIE Solutions to drive the green energy transition in France. We already have many more projects lined up with ENGIE Solutions, said Jens Dall Bentzen.

Utilize garden waste

In France, biomass – and not least Dall Energy’s combined biomass- and pyrolysis plants – is considered a sustainable way to move away from, fossil fuels such as natural gas, while utilizing the country’s large amounts of garden waste.

Amiens has a vast amount of this type of biomass, and this makes Dall Energy’s patented technology and solution, where biomass is gasified through pyrolysis, an obvious choice for the town’s new district heating plant.

Like many so French cities, we are focused on the energy transition and our goal of an energy self-sufficient city by 2050. So, we are pleased that Amiens Energies reached an agreement with ENGIE Solutions and Dall Energy to allow us to accelerate our green transition and utilize local resources, said Brigitte Fouré, Mayor of Amiens.

Dall Energy has also secured a 10-year maintenance contract with ENGIE Solutions, which will handle operations of the Amiens plant for 20 years.

I am pleased to witness the achievements of the Danish company Dall Energy in France. A recent visit to their Rouen installation underscored the technological prowess. Tuesday, I am participating in the Ceremony of the Signature for a new Dall Energy installation in Amiens, marking a significant milestone in the Embassy’s collaboration with Dall Energy, commented Danish Ambassador to France H.E. Michael Starbæk Christensen.

While undisclosed, the total value of the plant and maintenance agreement for Dall Energy is in the “double-digit” EUR millions.

A special thanks goes out to the Danish Embassy in Paris, who have been a great help throughout, and who generally work tirelessly to create a great environment for collaboration between France and Denmark on central heating, ended Ann Bouisset, General Sales Manager at Dall Energy.

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