Renewables

PPC Renewables granted permit for biomass facility

Published

October 29, 2015

Country

Comments

comments icon

0

Share

Published:

October 29, 2015

Country:

Comments:

comments icon

0

Share

A wholly-owned green energy subsidiary of Public Power Corporation, the main power utility, has been granted a permit to develop a 25 MW biomass power plant in the Kozani area, northern Greece, by the Regulatory Authority for Energy (RAE), Energy Press reported.

PPC Renewables’ facility is planned to run on fuel provided by agricultural crops in the area such as humble artichoke thistle, or wild artichoke, miscanthus, and fiber sorghum, as well as other sources, including corn, grain, and pruning residues. Preparations have taken several years, the report said. A permit request was submitted in 2012 and had also included a plan to develop a 75 MW capacity thermal facility, not included in the license that was now granted.

Experiments on wild artichoke cultivation, an excellent source of energy, have been conducted in the Kozani area since 2009, according to the article on Energypress.eu. The biomass, to be purchased by PPC Renewables from producers at predetermined prices, will be mixed with lignite to improve production efficiency, reduce environmental pollution and boost local agriculture.

Related Articles

East West Energy Corridor extend Turkey Montenegro

East-West Energy Corridor to extend from Turkey to Montenegro

24 July 2024 - Bulgaria's ESO received a grant from the US for a feasibility study for the proposed East-West Energy Corridor between Turkey and Montenegro

Portable photovoltaic system invented for disaster stricken areas

Portable photovoltaic system invented for disaster-stricken areas

24 July 2024 - Turkish engineers have designed a foldable and portable photovoltaic system of 15 kW for restoring power supply in case of a disaster

macedonia mepso ebrd loan grid renewables koka basso bozinovska

MEPSO secures funds for grid investments; upgrade to enable connecting 1.2 GW of renewables

23 July 2024 - MEPSO and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) have signed an agreement on a EUR 26.4 million loan

fiat grande panda stellantis serbia electric cars automobiles

Stellantis starts producing electric cars in Serbia

22 July 2024 - With the announced state subsidies, Fiat Grande Panda from the Kragujevac plant could cost around EUR 18,000