CBEM – 13 MW
France
In operation

  • Location: Somme, France
  • Installed electrical capacity: 13 MW
  • Cogeneration thermal capacity: 23 MWth
  • Status: In operation
  • Annual hours of operation: 8100 hours
  • CO₂ emission reductions per year: 82 380 tons
  • Power supply per year: Equivalent to 37 559 households

A winning project in the CRE 3 tender process in 2010, the Cogénération Biomasse d’Estrees Mons (CBEM) facility is an electricity and thermal energy cogeneration plant fuelled entirely by wood biomass. The electricity produced is supplied to the EDF grid, while the thermal energy is sold to vegetable canning company Bonduelle, replacing a significant amount of the steam that was previously produced using fossil fuels. Located close to Kogeban, another Akuo Energy biomass cogeneration plant,

both are supplied by the shared specialist wood supplier SABEHF (Société d'Approvisionnement en Biomasse Energie des Hauts de France), which is also a subsidiary of Akuo Biomass. SABEHF follows an extremely strict environmental charter, using only sustainable wood products from forestry industry waste. The CBEM plant meets environmental criteria which go well beyond regulatory requirements and has created some 30 permanent jobs.

A winning project in the CRE 3 tender process in 2010, the Cogénération Biomasse d’Estrees Mons (CBEM) facility is an electricity and thermal energy cogeneration plant fuelled entirely by wood biomass. The electricity produced is supplied to the EDF grid, while the thermal energy is sold to vegetable canning company Bonduelle, replacing a significant amount of the steam that was previously produced using fossil fuels. Located close to Kogeban, another Akuo Energy biomass cogeneration plant,

both are supplied by the shared specialist wood supplier SABEHF (Société d'Approvisionnement en Biomasse Energie des Hauts de France), which is also a subsidiary of Akuo Biomass. SABEHF follows an extremely strict environmental charter, using only sustainable wood products from forestry industry waste. The CBEM plant meets environmental criteria which go well beyond regulatory requirements and has created some 30 permanent jobs.

05/02/2013
Akuo Energy invests 150 million Euros in biomass energy in France

Paris, France, 5 February 2013 -NEREA, a subsidiary of Akuo Energy, has begun construction of a 13MW biomass cogeneration facility in Estrées-Mons, in the Somme ...

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