Biomass

Emden

As the owner of Statkraft Varme, Statkraft is involved in energy generation based on wood-based biomass in Norway and Sweden.

In Norway Statkraft produces biomass at the industrial area at Tofte, where the former cornerstone company and cellulose factory were situated. The biomass currently produced as wood chips in Tofte is being used for district heating in the European market.

An international biomass trading team handles

In Germany, Statkraft is responsible for all operation, including the fuel supply, of two biomass-fuelled power plants in Emden and Landesbergen. The main biofuel is used wood from construction sites and municipal, commercial and industrial refuse facilities. Wood captures and stores CO2 by photosynthesis.

The same amount of CO2 is released during energy conversion, making wood a carbon-neutral fuel. Statkraft is currently looking at a number of opportunities in the Nordic district heating and biomass market, and is very interested in commercial propositions for using waste wood.