Our Biomass experience

Veolia has global expertise in desiging, building, operating and maintaining biomass powered energy facilities. We can also provide a guaranteed supply of high quality fuel.

This expertise gives our customers the comfort of knowing that they will have a secure, reliable source of energy from a sustainable source backed by the global resources of Veolia.
Renewable energy for communities | Biomass replaces coal
Biomass replaces coal in Lodz

Biomass powered power plants supply the district heating for the city of Lodz in Poland

In two Polish cities, Lodz and Poznan, over 700,000 people get their heating from district heating systems powered partly by biomass.

Veolia installed the upgraded facilities, supplies the biomass needed and manages the operation and maintenance of the systems.
 
Renewable energy for communities | 100% biomass powered city
Pecs district heating | Biomass

Pécs, the fifth largest city in Hungary, has the largest 100% biomass cogeneration heat network in Europe

Every year, the 170,000 residents in the city of Pécs in Hungary get their heat from 400,000 metric tons of wood and 180,000 metric tons of straw from around twenty farms in the region.

Veolia operates two electricity production plants for the city of Pécs and guarantees a supply of high quality fuel through long-term contracts with farmers and forestry and sawmill operators in the region.
 
Renewable energy for communities | Eco friendly community using biomass
Biomass powered district heating | Hale Village | Veolia UK

Hale Village is a modern housing and community development in London with heat and hot water supplied through a biomass district heating system.

This biomass powered district heating scheme supplies reliable, affordable, sustainable heat and hot water to a community of 2,200 homes and various commercial premises.

Veolia's biomass expertise has been engaged to design, build, operate and mainatain the energy centre.

To ensure continuity of fuel supply and control fuel price fluctuations Veolia supplies high quality fuel from dedicated wood processing mills.
 
Renewable electricity for the grid | Canadian power plants using biomass
Biomass power plants in Canada | Veolia

40 MW electrical production capacity is enough to power almost 40,000 Canadian households

Veolia is helping Canada to reduce carbon emissions and supply renewable electrictiy through the construction of two biomass power plants in British Columbia.

Along with our expertise in desiging and bulding such plants, Veolia will also deliver sustainable electricy by operating the plants and supplying fuel that meets the specification of the plants. 

The developers of the plants will be guaranteed a secure, high quality fuel source to maximise renewable electricty generation.
 
Renewable electricity for the grid | Local biomass for Japanese power plants
Biomass power plant in Japan | Veolia

The two facilities, located respectively in Hirakawa and Hanamaki cities in the Tohoku region, will produce 100 GWh of electricity per year, enough to power 22,000 households

Veolia brings our knowledge of biomass operations and our ability to attract private finance partners to the design, construction and operation of two biomass power plants in Japan. This expertise helps Honshu island to diversfy its energy sources in a secure, relaible and sustainable way thereby reduceing CO2 emissions by 40,000 tonnnes annually.

These two power plants will use local resources: the wood used to fire the boilers comes from neighboring forestry industries.
 
Renewable electricity for the grid | Energy from biomass for Ghent, Belgium
Biomass to power the city of Ghent | Veolia

A new power plant of Belgian Eco Energy will produce 215 MW of electricity from wood chip

Belgian Eco Energy (Bee) is developing a new biomass fuled power plant in Ghent which will produce 215 MW of electricity, enough to heat the homes of 240,000 residents, while avoiding CO2 emissions.

Veolia will work with Bee right from the design phase of this project before taking on the operations and maintainance of the plant for a period of 15 year.
 
Renewable electricity for the grid | Biomass powers County Durham
Biomass power for Durham and the National Grid | Veolia

A biomass fired power station in Chilton, Co. Durham generates enough heat to power 20,000 homes

The plant is fuelled by up to 120,000 tonnes of waste wood that may otherwise go to landfill.  The heat produced by the combustion of the biomass generates 17.5 MW of electricity – enough to power up to 20,000 homes through the National Grid.

The Chilton Biomass Energy Centre is one of the first of its kind in the UK. The facility has been designed and contructed by Veolia and is also operated and matained by Veolia. It has been operational since 2011.
Renewable energy for Industry | Dairy Crest
Dairy Crest production | Biomass | Veolia UK

55,000 tonnes of cheese produced each year using steam provided using biomass as the fuel source

Veolia designed and constructed a 12MW biomass steam plant that could supply the steam requirements for the pasteurisation and drying processes vital to cheese manufacture.  Veolia also provides all biomass fuel for the plant.

The solution reduced the factory’s carbon emissions by 20,000 tonnes a year. This lowers Dairy Crest’s site emissions by 60% and deliver a 12% reduction in Dairy Crest’s overall carbon emissions.
 
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Renewable energy for Industry | Diageo Roseisle
Biomass powers sustainable food and beverage production | Veolia

22,000 metric tons of CO2 emissions prevented

The Diageo site in Roseisle in Scotland has a high energy demand. To help reduce both the cost of energy and CO2 emissions Veolia has develped an unique solution that includes producing a biomass fuel from the spent grain used in the production process and producing steam from a mix of biomass and biogas.
 
Renewable energy for Industry | Douwe Egberts
Coffee production using spend coffee ground | biomass | Veolia

Turning spend coffee grounds into biomass to reduce energy costs and waste

Veolia and Douwe Egberts have combined to divert spent coffee grounds from landfill and turn them into a biomass fuel that produces steam for the production process.

33,000 tons of spent coffee grounds per year are now used as a fuel source leading to a 70% reduction in its CO2 emissions, the equivalent to 14,000 tons of CO2 per year.