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Dec 19, 2014 - Chilean forestry and paper company Empresas CMPC (SCL:CMPC) plans to install a 30-MW biomass plant for its cardboard production facility in Maule region, according to the environmental impact declaration published yesterday.
The biomass plant, estimated at USD 80 million (EUR 65.1m), could generate 160 tonnes of stream per hour for CMPC's local production, while its power output will partly replace current electricity consumption from the grid. The company intends to use forest biomass and sometimes coal, if necessary, and maintain some existing biomass and fuel boilers.
The plant will be installed in the municipality of Yerbas Buenas from the second half of 2015.
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