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    Sangüesa Biomass Plant

    30-MW plant located in Navarra (Spain) and in service since 2002

    The Sangüesa biomass plant was a pioneer in southern Europe, and since its entry into service in 2002 it has been an international reference for the potential of using biomass for electricity generation.

     

    GENERAL INFORMATION

    Location
    Sangüesa. Navarra. Spain.
    Capacity
    30.2 MW.
    Technology
    Thermal generation from burning cereal straw.
    Start-up
    2002.
    Owner
    ACCIONA Energy.

    Key Points

    • Average annual production: 200 GWh, equivalent to the electricity demand of around 60,000 homes.
    • Coverage of 5% of the electricity demand of the region of Navarra.
    • 160,000 metric tons of cereal straw consumed per year.
    • 192,000 metric tons of CO2 avoided per year. 
    • Creation of added value in the rural environment.
    • First biomass plant installed by ACCIONA.
    • A pioneer facility in southern Europe when it entered service.
    • Satisfactory operation after more than 10 years in service.

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