Biomass Power Plants in Italy
BiOlevano
Location: PV
Operator: BiOlevano Srl
Configuration: 1 X 18.5 MW
Operation: 2012
Fuel: wood
Boiler supplier: Sices
T/G supplier: Thermodyn, Brush
EPC: Maire Tecnimont
Quick facts: In Sep 2012, Maire Tecnimont New Energies (MTNE) synchronized this wood-fired power station near Pavia. At full capacity, the €80mn plant could consume about 200,000 tons per year of poplar wood chips.

Photograph courtesy of www.gowem.it
Posted 21 Aug 2013

Crotone
Location: KR
Operator: Biomasse Italia SpA
Configuration: 2 X 10 MW
Operation: 2001
Fuel: wood, biomass
Boiler supplier: Standardkessel
T/G supplier: Ansaldo
EPC: Carlo Gavazzi Impianti
Quick facts: Crotone burns wood chips from forestry trimmings along with other biomass. Fuel burn is about 250,000t/yr.

Photograph courtesy of Biomasse Italia SpA
Posted 10 May 2008

Cutro
Location: KR
Operator: Euroenergy Group
Configuration: 1 X 16.5 MW
Operation: 2003
Fuel: wood
Boiler supplier: Fortum
T/G supplier: Tosi, Asi Robicon
EPC: Enelpower, Fortum

Photograph courtesy of Enel SpA
Posted 3 Mar 2004

Enna
Location: EN
Operator: RWE Innogy Italia
Configuration: 1 X 18.7 MW
Operation: 2013
Fuel: wood
Boiler supplier: Outotec
T/G supplier: Thermodyn
EPC: Infrastrutture e Gestioni SpA
Quick facts: In Sep 2010, RWE signed a construction agreement for the Enna biomass power station in Nicosia, Enna province. RWE and partner Fri-El Green Power own 90% the project shares with the balance held by the EPC contractor Infrastrutture e Gestioni SpA. The €61mn is expected to supply about 128,000 GWh/yr. The primary fuel is eucalyptus trees originally planted over some 20,000ha to attract a forest products company to the area.

Photograph courtesy of RWE
Posted 4 Sep 2013

Idroblins
Location: VC
Operator: Idroblins srl
Configuration: 1 X 8 MW CHP
Operation: 2001
Fuel: biomass, rice husk
Boiler supplier: Vyncke
T/G supplier: ??
EPC: Etea Engineering
Quick facts: This project is a JV of Etea Srl with local agricultural interests. Fuel burn is about 200 tpd primarily rice husk. Thermal outpy is 35 MWt.

Photograph courtesy of Idroblins srl
Posted 6 Sep 2014

Ospitale di Cadore Rebuild
Location: BL
Operator: Societa Italiana Centrali Elettro Termiche
Configuration: 1 X 19.4 MW
Operation: 1999
Fuel: wood, biomass
Boiler supplier: BBP
T/G supplier: Thermodyn, Marelli
EPC: AE Energietechnik, Strabag
Quick facts: The original power plant in Ospitale di Cadore was a fuel oil-fired facility started-up in 1968 as a captive plant for a nearby ferro-silicon plant. For various reasons, the generating unit was shut-in in 1979. The plant was sold and repurposed as a bimoass power plant. It was retrofit with a BFB boiler and new APC systems and handed over to SICET in Nov 1999.

Photograph courtesy of Strabag
Posted 5 Oct 2016

San Marco
Location: FE
Operator: Bioenergie SpA
Configuration: 2 X 10 MW
Operation: 2002
Fuel: wood, biomass
Boiler supplier: Standardkessel
T/G supplier: Ansaldo
EPC: Ekono, Carlo Gavazzi Impianti
Quick facts: At completion, this was the largest biomass power plant in central and northern Italy. Each year, the plant burns between 230,000t and 280,000t of wood and other biomass from both dedicated energy crops and forestry trimmings. Annual output is about 160,000 MWh. The San Marco plant has ESPs, dry bicarbonate gas scrubbers, and SNCR.

Photograph courtesy of Bioenergie SpA
Posted 10 May 2008

Strongoli
Location: KR
Operator: Biomasse Italia SpA
Configuration: 1 X 40 MW
Operation: 2003
Fuel: wood, biomass
Boiler supplier: SES Tlmace
T/G supplier: Tosi
EPC: Pianimpianti, MG Engineering
Quick facts: At completion, this was one of the largest biomass power plants in Europe. Fuel burn is about 450,000t/yr, part of which is imported through the ports of Corigliano, Calabro, and Crotone. The Crotone and Stongoli plants cost about €100mn and were financed by a pool of banks including Banca Popolare di Crotone and arranged by EFIBANCA.

Photograph courtesy of Biomasse Italia SpA
Posted 10 May 2008

Terni
Location: TR
Operator: Gruppo EnerTAD
Configuration: 1 X 10 MW
Operation: 2002
Fuel: wood, RDF
Boiler supplier: Lurgi
T/G supplier: ??
EPC: Pianimpianti, MG Engineering
Quick facts: This plant burns about 100,000 tpy of biomass plus 250-300 tpd of refuse-derived fuel. Annual output is about 71,000 MWH.

Photograph courtesy of Gruppo EnerTAD
Posted 11 Sep 2004

Abbreviations

Data: industcards, Platts UDI World Electric Power Plants Data Base

Updated 05-Oct-2016

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