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Spain Announces Plans for Country’s Largest Biomass Plant

Posted By Ariel Schwartz On September 20, 2010 @ 7:34 pm In Environment,Renewable Energy | 1 Comment


Spain [1] may have cut its famous solar subsidies [2] in light of their financial crisis, but that hasn’t stopped other renewable energy sectors in the country from thriving. The country will soon be home to an impressive 50-megawatt biomass plant, able to provide energy to 400,000 people.

The new biomass plant, will be built by Ence in the  town of Huelva located in southern Spain. Ence’s $130 million plant will become the country [3]‘s largest, able to convert organic matter (i.e. straw, manure, or forest waste) and turn it into energy.

Biomass is the second largest, [4]renewable source of energy in the U.S., but at the moment it isn’t that popular in Spain [5], making up just  1.3% of energy production last year, compared to 12.5% for wind farms. But if everything goes as planned with Ence’s latest project, biomass just may reign supreme.

Via PhysOrg [6]

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URLs in this post:

[1] Spain: http://inhabitat.com/2010/09/05/spain-shines-bright-with-elegant-eco-lighting-options/

[2] famous solar subsidies: http://green.yahoo.com/news/afp/20100802/sc_afp/spaineconomyalternativesolar.html

[3] country: http://inhabitat.com/2010/05/07/tiny-hut-in-spain-built-with-concrete-and-a-cow/

[4] second largest, : http://www.powerscorecard.org/tech_detail.cfm?resource_id=1

[5] Spain: http://inhabitat.com/2010/07/28/spains-wood-clad-environmental-hq-is-a-green-gathering-place/

[6] PhysOrg: http://www.physorg.com/news204199340.html

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