Bioenergy

Power Plant using Biomass, Inert Gas to be Built in Hungary

[RenewableEnergyAccess.com] A micro power plant using biomass and inert gas, a residue of oil production, will be built at Gellenhaza in southwest Hungary in 2007, according to the village’s mayor. The feasibility study was financed from an EU Phare CBC fund available to Hungarian and Croatian small projects. The project is to be funded from EU support and the central budget. The facility is expected to go online in 2008 to generate 142 million kW power for about 50,000 households, the mayor said. The power plant will burn inert gas, which has so far been unused ventilated by the oil company Mol. The biomass will come from grass, willow and poplar grown in the vicinity.