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HoSt to build 15MW woodchip-fired district heat plant in Lelystad

HoSt has announced that it has signed a contract with BeGreen to build a 15MWth woodchip-fired heat plant in Lelystad, the Netherlands. The plant will supply renewable heat to the Lelystad district heating network early next year.

An artist rendering of the new 15MWth biomass heat plant to be built in Lelystad, Netherlands (illustration courtesy HoSt).

An artist rendering of the new 15MWth biomass heat plant to be built in Lelystad, Netherlands (illustration courtesy HoSt).

Netherlands-based biomass combustion technology developers HoSt has announced that it has signed a contract with Dutch heat supplier BeGreen to build a 15MWth woodchip-fired heat plant in Lelystad, the Netherlands.

Depending on the heat demand, the bioenergy plant will use up to 30 000 tonnes of woodchip per annum. The fuel will be sourced from forest maintenance activities carried out in the Lelystad area.

High reliability and efficiency

Construction will start in the summer and the installation will supply renewable heat to the Lelystad district heat network early next year. The value of the contract has not been disclosed.

HoSt will engineer, supply, construct and commission the heating plant. Up to 30 percent additional heat will be achieved by using with the use of flue gas condenser technology, that, according to the company, will bring the efficiency to over 100 percent.

Heat buffers for ‘morning ramp’

The installation will be equipped with two so-called heat buffers allowing the installation to momentary supply 20MWt to the network. At night, the heat buffers will be charged making sure that renewable heat is provided when it is needed the most: the so-called ‘morning ramp’. This way, people from approximately 5 000 households in Lelystad can take their hot shower in the morning with heat produced in the Lelystad bioenergy plant.

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