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Transitioning to a Circular Economy With the Help of Straw

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BWSC is a world-leading provider and operator of turnkey power plants, based on a wide variety of advanced technologies using traditional or dry/wet biomass fuels.

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BWSC is delivering the BWE Boiler island for Denmark’s largest straw-fired power plant

In 2014,  BWE signed a contract with AffaldVarme Aarhus (Department of waste and district heating) for the turnkey supply of the boiler island for Denmark’s largest straw-fired power plant.

The plant, located in the suburb of Aarhus, Lisbjerg, is designed basically to burn locally produced straw – a maximum of 240,000 tons per year – with a thermal input of 110 MWth able to produce over 30 MW of electrical capacity and 80 MW of district heat corresponding to one fifth of the district heating capacity of Aarhus city.

The scope of supply included the complete flue gas treatment and water treatment systems ensuring the fulfillment of the most advanced requirements in terms of environmental protection.

A few months before completion, BWSC entered into an asset deal with BWE for the acquisition of the their biomass activities and other activities. The Lisbjerg project was completed by BWSC.

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