Bioener, a Danish based company supplying total solutions for biomass energy, has entered an agreement with the Hungarian company BHD Hoeromu Kft, an independent power producer (IPP), to help establish what is reportedly the world's largest straw-fired power plant in the city of Szerencs. Bioener will supply the boiler and various equipment, as well as consultancy regarding building the plant, operation and maintenance.
Ottó Hujber, managing director of BHD, said in a press release that: ”IPP projects require reliable technical solutions delivered on time. Being probably the world’s most experienced supplier of straw fired boilers with a long and proven track record, our choice fell on Bioener”.
Construction of the plant will begin in summer 2008, and commercial operation is scheduled for 2010. The new power station will have a consumption of 30 tons of straw per hour, and an electrical output of 49.9 MW.
Bioener was established in 2002 after two Japanese companies, Takuma and Itochu, acquired the biomass business of Denmark's FLS Miljø. Takuma has an 86% shareholding, while Itochu has a 14% stake. Bioener is based in Copenhagen. The news was reported by professional journal Ingeniøren (The Engineer).