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34. Biomass: from controversy to solution - Redefining Energy podcast

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CEO, Megawatt-X

Laurent is a Franco-British financier, founder of Megawatt-X, the London-based global platform for Renewable Energy Assets. For the past twenty years, Laurent has been trading and managing...

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Converting old coal boilers to burn wood pellets has fared diverse results and has drawn to criticisms of some NGOs.

That’s why the Redefining Energy podcast has invited “Mr Biomass”, Jens Price Wolf, the General Manager at Enviva Biomass, one of the world’s largest biomass trader. Jens had a very long industrial career at Ørsted/Dong and then Drax Group, putting in place the largest biomass units in Europe. On one hand biomass plants are costly to run, as wood pellets are more expensive than coal; on the other you can achieve fast #decarbonisation within limited CAPEX.

We look at the prospects in Germany, especially in the district heating sector with old #CHP (Combined Heat and Power) plants in the centre of large central and northern European Cities. The time of biomass may have finally come.



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