Biomass, Renewables

Siemens announces success with biomass project

September 20, 2001 — The world’s largest biomass-fired power plant in Cuijk, Netherlands has generated 200m kWh in the last twelve months , announced Alfons Franks, Siemens director of marketing and sales at a press conference at POWER-GEN Asia.

The success of the project has led to an order for a second facility in Holland as well as plants in Italy and Germany

Siemens said that the plant has generated enough power to supply around 65 000 households and uses fuel comprising forestry wood waste, cuttings and grass and waste from saw mills.

Frank also told reporters that Siemens is undertaking a feasibility study with a view to constructing up to four biomass plants in Malaysia worth between $25m and $35m.