Ence currently has two biomass power generation plants at its Huelva energy complex with a total capacity of 91 MW, which produce more than 500 million kWh per year.
Since 2012, the 50 MW biomass power generation plant, the most important in Spain and one of the largest in Europe, has been progressing at the Huelva complex. The plant consumes over 500,000 tons of biomass a year to produce 180 tons per hour of steam at a pressure of 100 bar and a temperature of 500 ºC, providing thermal energy that will enable the turbine to produce more than 400,000 MWh/year.
Huelva 50 MW was built according to the Best Available Techniques as recommended by the EU for the transport, storage and production of energy from biomass. These techniques include the system of selective non-catalytic reduction, which is a method for reducing nitrogen oxide emissions. Ence’s commitment to fluid bed boiler technology, the use of natural gas as auxiliary fuel for isolated operations and the incorporation of an efficient electrostatic precipitator to capture combustion gases at the boiler outlet also enable Ence to comply with our objective to minimize the environmental impact of our operations.
Ence also has another 41 MW biomass generation plant in Huelva, with an annual production of over 170 million kWh.
Huelva 40 MW, high efficiency and low emission in biomass energy production.
Recently, Ence has begun works to build a new energy generation plant with low emission biomass of 40 MW at the site. The new plant will be able to produce an estimated figure of more than 260 million kWh of electricity per year and plans to start operations in the second half of 2019.
Ence will use the most advanced technologies and systems to guarantee permanent respect for the environment. Moreover, all the procedures and methods of the civil works and the various energy, electromechanical and control equipment necessary for its operation, will help the new Ence’s plant in offering the highest levels of energy efficiency in a facility of this kind.
This ambitious project will consolidate Ence’s site in Huelva as the most important and advanced biomass generation energy complex in Spain and one of the most important investment bets of our company.