NOVILLARS – 20 MW
France
In operation 

  • Location: Novillars, Franche-Comté
  • Installed electrical capacity: 20 MW
  • Cogeneration thermal capacity: 63 MWh
  • Status: In operation
  • Annual hours of operation: 8 200 h
  • CO₂ emission reductions per year: 77 436 tons
  • Power supply per year: Equivalent to 47 000 households

A successful project in the CRE 4 tender process in 2012, the Cogénération Biomasse de Novillars (CBN) project enjoys strong local support thanks to its seamless integration into the economic fabric of the Franche-Comté region. Working together with a well-established company in the paper industry, Gemdoubs, the CBN project is based on a model that combines clean energy production for the region with industrial synergy with the heat purchasing partner. The resulting savings (replacement of all gas used

by the paper mill by cogenerated heat) were a key factor in the mill’s development plan. The project is also tied in to the heat network managed by the Novillars local authority, in partnership with the Conseil Général and ADEME, which will supply social housing, a hospital and public buildings with heat. Lastly, it is a real source of vigour in the region’s economy, creating more than 70 jobs directly and indirectly and helping to restore 70 jobs at the paper mill.

A successful project in the CRE 4 tender process in 2012, the Cogénération Biomasse de Novillars (CBN) project enjoys strong local support thanks to its seamless integration into the economic fabric of the Franche-Comté region. Working together with a well-established company in the paper industry, Gemdoubs, the CBN project is based on a model that combines clean energy production for the region with industrial synergy with the heat purchasing partner. The resulting savings (replacement of all gas used

by the paper mill by cogenerated heat) were a key factor in the mill’s development plan. The project is also tied in to the heat network managed by the Novillars local authority, in partnership with the Conseil Général and ADEME, which will supply social housing, a hospital and public buildings with heat. Lastly, it is a real source of vigour in the region’s economy, creating more than 70 jobs directly and indirectly and helping to restore 70 jobs at the paper mill.

15/02/2019
Akuo Energy launches its wood biomass cogeneration plant in Novillars in Doubs.

Akuo Energy, France’s leading independent producer of renewable and distributed energy, as well as its project partners, inaugurated the Novillars Cogeneration Plant in the presence of Ms Emmanuelle Wargon, Secretary of State to the Minister of State, Minister of Ecological Transition and Solidarity. [...]

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