A milestone in the construction of a massive biomass-fired combined heat and power (CHP) plant was marked at a topping-out ceremony on Wednesday. The straw-fired plant will provide 20 percent of the district heating in Denmark’s second largest city and support the ambition of being carbon neutral by 2030.
The driveway of AffaldVarme Aarhus’s new incinerator plant in Lisbjerg, Aarhus will see plenty of activity, once Denmark’s largest straw-fired CHP plant opens later this year. A total of 67 lorries – with trailer – are expected to daily deliver straw to the plant, which will meet 20 per cent of Aarhus’s district heating demand.
Construction started in 2014 and yesterday the rooftree was put up on the new plant, which will play a key role in realising Aarhus’s ambitions for the city’s heat supply to be carbon neutral by 2030.”We’ve had some challenges, for instance we encountered poor soil conditions, which pushed back the time of commissioning a bit. Other than that, construction has gone mostly according to plan,” says Project Manager Erik Vilstrup Sørensen from AffaldVarme Aarhus.