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GREENALIA LAUNCHES A WOODCHIPS DRYING PLANT FOR ENERGY USES

The plant, located in Sigüeiro, which is used for conditioning and drying of woodchips for energy uses, has a production capacity of 40,000 tons / year of woodchips, which rates it as one of the largest in Spain. It has required an investment of above 1.8M €, expecting to generate 5 direct jobs when in full operation.

The GREENALIA Group has launched, through its subsidiary Greenalia Woodchips, a new project with the aim of generating greater added value to wood, by through its energy use as biomass for thermal generation.

This project comes up to the growing demand for dry woodchips for energy uses, which in recent years is surging as a result of an increase in thermal forest biomass-based household, tertiary and industrial facilities.

Woodchips are subjected to screening, sieving and drying processes, aimed to achieve optimum qualities for biofuel uses. To reduce humidity, the plant has a forced drying system, with a production capacity of 40,000 tons / year of woodchips 25% moisture content.

In order to implement this project, Wood Chips Galicia received funding from the JESSICA-F.I.D.A.E. Fund, a Fund co-financed by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and the IDAE (Institute for Energy Diversification and Saving)