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Arbaflame signs pellets off-take deal with Engie

Norway-headed advanced pellet producer Arbaflame AS has announced that it has signed a "major" off-take agreement with ENGIE Energie Nederland, a subsidiary of France-headed energy major Engie S.A.

Engie will purchase 70 000 tonnes per annum of Arbaflame’s patented wood pellets with coal-like properties to replace coal in Engie’s coal-fired power plant Maasvlakte in Rotterdam, the Netherlands.

The agreement with Engie is a commercial breakthrough for us and clear feedback that our technology is one of the solutions for all coal-fired power plants in Europe that are now considering alternatives to coal, said Bjørn-Halvard Knappskog, CEO of Arbaflame.

Commissioned in 2015, ENGIE Energie Nederland Maasvlakte Power Station 1 in the Port of Rotterdam is a state-of-the-art coal-fired power plant. The 800 MW capacity facility was built to be able to co-fire up to 50 percent biomass with coal. Now as part of the EU Horizon 2020 project ARBAHEAT, the plan is to demonstrate the integration of a biomass steam treatment technology and convert it into a biomass combined heat and power (CHP) plant (photo courtesy ENGIE).

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