Metso’s technology will be used to convert a coal-fired boiler to biomass-fired bubbling fluidized bed boiler for the CHP plant located in Bialystok.

The CHP plant of 166MWe and 460MWth will partly replace the coal fuel supply with biomass fuel, primarily from forest and agro based residues.

Metso said the new environmental supportive boiler system will cut the CO2 emissions of the CHP facility, which will be in operation from December next year.

Elektrocieplownia Bialystok president Andrzej Schroeder said this is an important incentive for the company to reduce future CO2 emissions and produce more green electricity.