The bio incinerator will be built at FrieslandCampina's plant in Balkbrug.
FrieslandCampina will switch to “green steam” for its cheese production plant in the Netherlands, generated by burning wood chips.
Brouwer Bio Centrale will start building the dairy company a bio incinerator later this month at the site in Balkbrug, near Zwolle, located next to FrieslandCampina’s existing cheese production plant.
Brouwer is specialised in the maintenance of roadside shrubs on German motorways, which generates a lot of wood chips, FrieslandCampina said. The wood chips can then be used as fuel for the bio-incinerator. The incinerator meets stringent environmental requirements, with the air released through the chimney being purified first by filters.
The incinerator will provide the production plant in Balkbrug with about 55,000 tons of bio steam a year, which will replace the 5.5 million cubic metres of natural gas currently being used. The incinerator is expected to be operational by the end of 2017.
The initiative fits well with FrieslandCampina’s Route2020 strategy, which is aimed at climate-neutral growth and the reduction of CO2 emissions by making use of green energy, such as wind energy, solar energy and biogas.
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