As Subsidies End German Waste to Energy Plants Looking for Gatefee Feedstock

Geminor to Export Finnish CCA Waste Wood to German Waste to Energy Plants

Norweigan resource management firm, Geminor, is commencing export of Finnish CCA waste wood to German waste to energy plants.

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Finnish wood waste arriving in Germany.

Norweigan resource management firm, Geminor, is commencing export of Finnish CCA waste wood to German waste to energy plants.

Geminor’s country manager in Finland, Ismo Hiltunen, explained that the German market as a result of market changes and lack of recovery capacity for this type of material in Finland.

“Germany has installed a large energy recovery capacity for A4 contaminated waste wood, and we are pleased to establish a long term export solution for the Finish market,” explained Hiltunen

“With the German subsidy scheme (EEG) coming to an end between 2020 and 2026, many of the energy recovery plants need to find fuel which can support a gatefee. The CCA or A4 wood fraction is a fuel that fulfills this purpose,” he continued.

Over the coming three years, Geminor is said that it is committed to delivering 20 000 tonnes of CCA/A4 contaminated waste wood from Finish industry player Demolite OY.

The waste wood is destined for Waste-to-Energy plants in the Berlin area, and the first trial load arrived at the port of Lübeck in the middle of January.

The total amount of contaminated A4 waste wood produced in Finland is approximately 40,000 tonnes per year. Geminor said that it will supply several German plants with contaminated A4 waste wood in 2020, while clean A1 waste wood will be exported for material recycling in the panel board industry in Scandinavia and East-Europe.

“With effective logistics we hope to fulfill the needs of the various markets and support regional waste disposal companies in a difficult market,” concluded Hiltunen.

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