Renewable energy group Ence has undertaken the construction of the largest biomass plant in Spain. The Spanish Government has approved the plan of the plant. A biomass plant produces energy by using organic matter which includes agricultural waste to forest waste products. They can have carbon dioxide emissions up to 60 percentages lower than the equipments or facilities which uses the non-renewable fossil fuels.
Biomass energy alone accounted for 1.3 percentage of the total energy production in Spain during the last year. The construction of the facility will be funded by the state from the aid set aside for renewable energy projects. The total cost will account for 100 million euros (around $130 million).
The proposed location of the plant is in the southern state of Huelva. The plant is supposed to have a capacity of 50 megawatts and will ensure supply to some 400,000 people.
Ence, one of the leading companies of renewable energy in Spain, uses biomass residue and energy crops and manages approximately 116,000 hectares of forests in Spain, Portugal, and Uruguay.
It has short listed three companies namely Tecnicas Reunidas, OHL and Acciona-Idom to build the plant.