Aalborg Energie Technik a/s and a biomass-fired 65 MWt boiler in France

Date: 28 August 2020

Aalborg Energie Technik a/s (AET) will assist NOVAWOOD in achieving cleaner air and preventing soil contamination in addition to providing a commercial income from waste wood and railway sleepers, which were previously seen as a waste product. By building a biomass-fired cogeneration plant, Novacarb aims to improve its environmental performance while maintaining its competiveness. In partnership with ENGIE Solutions a dedicated company has been created: NOVAWOOD. The high-efficient cogeneration plant, NOVAWOOD, will produce steam for the Novacarb site in Laneuveville-devant-Nancy and power for the grid by combusting waste products. ENGIE Solutions will, as main contractor, arrange fuel collection from two sources: Railway sleepers from the French national railway company (SNCF) and waste wood from SOVEN. The plant is in accordance with ENGIE Solutions’ strategy to support industries by providing them with solutions to the challenge of the energy transition. Their goal is to achieve: Optimised use of resources, increased supply and use of local, green energy as well as a more environmentally friendly production.