The plant is scheduled to come on stream in 2021 and will supply low cost heat from renewable sources to the township of Malpils, so reducing the carbon footprint of the town to a minimum, helping make Malpils one of the “greenest” towns in the Baltic States.
The power will be sold initially through the Latvian National Grid to the state Power company, Latvenergo AS (https://www.latvenergo.lv/eng/ ).
The technology being used is amongst the most advanced in the world achieving very high levels of efficiency and extremely high environmental standards for emissions.
The fuel will be biomass from local forests and wastes from households and commercial and service industries. The plant will provide an efficient and environmentally sound disposal route for a range of wastes, helping achieve zero carbon to landfill and avoiding the hazards of putting wastes to landfill and the inappropriate disposal of other wastes.
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