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September 7, 2020

Engie closes large wood pellet-fired power plant in Belgium

Engie closes large wood pellet-fired power plant in Belgium
French utility Engie permanently closed its 80MW wood pellet-fired Les Awirs power plant in Belgium on 31 August.  The plant was scheduled to close midway through this year.    Les Awirs started up in 1951 as a coal-fired plant, and its unit 4 was converted to 100pc biomass-firing in 2005. Its units 1, 2 and 3 were shut down in 1998 and unit 5 in 2013.    Les Awirs' unit 4 had 35pc efficiency and consumed about 400,000 t/yr of wood pellets when running at full capacity ...

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