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    Briviesca Biomass Plant

    A 16 MW capable of covering the electricity demand from 40,000 homes

    ACCIONA Energy grid connected the biomass plant at Briviesca (Burgos) in September 2010, a facility that symbolized the introduction of new technologies and the exploitation of energy of an organic nature in an eminently agricultural area in the region of Castilla y León.

     

    GENERAL INFORMATION

    Location
    Briviesca. Burgos. Spain.
    Capacity
    16 MW
    Technology
    Thermal generation from herbaceous biomass.
    Start-up
    2010
    Owners
    ACCIONA Energy (85%), Ente Regional de Castilla y León (15%)

    Key Points

    • Implementation of pioneering technology in the territory.
    • Average annual production: 128 GWh, equivalent to the electricity demand from 40,000 homes.
    • 102,000 metric tons of cereal straw consumed per year.
    • 123,000 metric tons of CO2 avoided per year.
    • Creation of added value in the rural environment.
    • A logistics system that guarantees the supply of raw material.
    • Monitoring, supervision and management of waste products and emissions.
    • Creation of around 100 stable jobs, both direct and indirect.

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