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ANDRITZ to supply gasification plant and biomass handling line to Klabin’s Puma II project in Brazil


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nternational technology group ANDRITZ has received an order from Klabin for a complete biomass


gasification plant and a new biomass handling line for their Ortigueira mill in Brazil. The scope of supply includes a 51


MW gasification plant, a belt dryer, a multi-fuel lime kiln burner and biomass handling equipment with auxiliaries. By replacing 100% of the heavy fuel oil currently burned in one of the mill’s lime kilns, the ANDRITZ gasification plant will significantly reduce the mill’s carbon footprint.


The current lime kiln production will remain at 650 tons of reburnt lime per day.


ANDRITZ was one of the main suppliers of major process technologies and equipment areas to the Puma II project, and also supplied major technologies and equipment to Klabin’s Puma I project, which was started up successfully in 2016. In the gasification sector, ANDRITZ


offers advanced and state-of-the- art technologies, combining high efficiency with quality gas output for the replacement of fossil fuels.


Greencoat Capital acquisition


Greencoat Capital LLP has completed the acquisition of Sleaford Renewable Energy Plant in Lincolnshire from Glennmont Partners. The investment was made with


funds from RPMI Railpen (Railpen), the investment manager for the £30bn Railways Pension Scheme, and Greencoat Renewable Income (GRI), the diversified fund, with commitments from UK Corporate and Local Government Pension Schemes. The transaction represents


Railpen’s first investment partnership with Greencoat, the UK’s largest renewables sector-focused investor, with approximately £5.0 billion under management. Greencoat will operate Sleaford with involvement from investors on strategic matters. The terms of the transaction are not being disclosed. Sleaford is an operational 39 MWe


renewable CHP plant, which uses a blend of straw and sustainable woodchip to generate renewable power and heat. The plant benefits from well contracted Government-backed cashflows 2.0 ROCs per MWh and has circa 15 years of ROC life remaining. Located within the ‘Grain Belt’,


in Lincolnshire, the plant provides a reliable route to market for straw, an


agricultural by-product which can represent an additional income source for local farmers. Heat generation by the plant is provided to the local swimming pool and other community facilities and the plant has recently signed a new community funding agreement with the council. Sleaford is the second biomass


plant acquired and operated by Greencoat following the acquisition of the Templeborough Biomass Power Plant in November, 2019, continuing Greencoat’s advance into the bioenergy sector. This is the fourth investment of Greencoat’s recently launched diversified private markets fund, Greencoat Renewable Income LP. The acquisition reflects the appetite of UK pension schemes seeking predictable, secure income cash flows for renewable infrastructure assets. For Railpen the purchase diversifies


the Long-Term Income Fund’s holdings in a portfolio focused on asset-backed investments in real estate and infrastructure. To date, the fund’s renewables assets have been concentrated in wind and solar investments, the most recent of which were last year’s acquisitions of Tralorg Wind Farm, in South Ayrshire, and Carraig Gheal Wind Farm, in Argyll and Bute.


PowerCell signs MoU with ABB Power Grids regarding stationary fuel cell power solutions


PowerCell Sweden AB has signed a memorandum of understanding with ABB Power Grids regarding a collaboration around fuel cell based zero emissions stationary power solutions. The aim of the cooperation is to leverage the companies’ existing technologies to jointly develop a complete solution for the market. A final agreement is expected to


be reached within approximately 12 months. Following the joint development


and licensing agreement with Robert Bosch GmbH regarding the PowerCell S3 fuel cell stack for the automotive segment last year, PowerCell Sweden AB has made a review of its strategic prioritisations and decided to increase its focus on the stationary segment. “The MoU with ABB Power Grids is an important step and a great contribution to our increased efforts within the stationary segment. ABB Power Grids has


a leading position and their knowledge, market position and global footprint make them an ideal partner within the stationary power segment”, Per Wassén, CEO of PowerCell Sweden said. “The new generation of our


energy landscape will require energy sources that are not only able to meet the increasing demands, but will also enable cleaner and safer electricity. We are excited to collaborate with Power Cell on driving the integration of fuel cell technology that will bring another vital part to reach a fully sustainable electrical landscape,” said Jenny Larsson, President ABB Power Grids Sweden AB. For more information, please contact: Per Wassén CEO, PowerCell Sweden AB (publ) Phone: +46 (0) 31 720 36 20 Email: per.wassen@powercell.se


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