Chile Enesa wants to replace biomass boiler in cogeneration plant
Nov 21, 2012 - Chilean firm Electrica Nueva Energia (Enesa) will invest USD 11 million (EUR 8.6m) to replace a biomass boiler in its cogeneration plant in Coronel municipality, the company said in an environmental impact declaration.
Enesa operates the Escuadron cogeneration plant, supplying electricity to Chile's network and steam-to-paper mill Forestal y Papelera Concepcion (FPC).
The boiler to be replaced uses forestry biomass as a fuel to produce steam. Enesa said that the boiler is inefficient and that its replacement will also enable the plant to produce additional electricity prior to sending the steam to FPC. Therefore, the firm also plans to install a 3 MW turbine.
The new boiler will be able to produce up to 35 tonnes of steam per hour from biomass.
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