Spanish Ence gets enviro licence for 40-MW biomass project
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Spanish pulp mills operator Ence Energia y Celulosa SA (BME:ENC) announced on Friday it has received the environmental authorisation for its 40-MW biomass project in Huelva.
Ence's project is expected to start operations in the second half of 2019. The firm expects to invest more than EUR 80 million (USD 95.3m) in the plant.
Once completed, it will join the two biomass plants of 50 MW and 41 MW the company has in its local complex, thus reinforcing the commitment to make Huelva the largest biomass energy generation centre in the country, Ence said.
As a fuel, the facility will use forestry biomass and agricultural crop residues. This will help reduce the uncontrolled burning of waste that causes a high environmental impact. It can also contribute to the cleaning of forests, significantly reducing the risk of fires, Ence noted.