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In addition to the enormous reserves, about which we have in their own country, are European power plants supplied with pellets from overseas”, so rad next. German pellet export to Details of the German of energy wood and Pelletverbandes (DEPV) currently still around 500,000 tons of wood pellets in the country including large amounts of power plants. Also local power plant locations settled with these tonnages and other free capacities of the German pellet amounting to approximately one million tons of safe with wood pellets supply. Pellets in a big way are dug in the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, Belgium, Sweden, Poland and Denmark. Either the operators have converted completely to wood pellets, as is planned in Tilbury, or are admixed in fossil-fired power plants in the so-called co-firing the pellets to Polish up so the CO 2 balance.

The switch from coal to pellets 2 emissions settled the CO as well as reduce the sulphur and nitrogen oxide emissions”, says Claudia Rohr. Pellets are an interesting fuel for power plants, also because they compared to other biogenic fuels have a high energy density and are homogenous, what simplifies transport and storage. By 2022 go all German nuclear reactor from the power supply. Network operators be expected especially in the winter, when less solar and import electricity is available, with an additional power needs of up to 2000 MW. The Federal Government wants to hold one of the nuclear reactors already set aside in the wake of the moratorium first by spring 2013 as a cold reserve. About German pellets German the largest pellet ether Europe is pellets with an annual capacity of currently 1.2 million tons.

The owner-managed company at nine locations in Germany a CO 2 neutral energy sources. Currently the company nearly to double its capacity with the construction of further works in the United States is planning. Around 800,000 households settled with 2.5 million tons of completely with renewable heat supply. Pellets used German in addition to use in small furnaces and heating plants to heat production also in power plants for electricity production.