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Rice biomass plant planned for Thailand

Plant will use rice husk to generate 9.9MW of electrical power

Rice husk will fuel the Thailand plant to generate 9.9MW of electrical power
Rice husk will fuel the biomass plant to generate 9.9MW of electrical power

Plans are underway to build a biomass power plant that will run on rice in Thailand. Energy firm AREVA and its local partner ENSYS have been selected by U-Thong Bio Power, a Thai independent power producer, to construct the biomass power plant located in the Supanburi Province, in the North-West of Thailand. The total value of the project is USD 17m.

Rice husk and bagasse will be used to fuel the plant, which will generate a total output of 9.9 MW electrical power, enough to power 6000 to 8000. The project is scheduled for completion end of 2013.

Xavier Hurbin, AREVA bioenergy CEO, said: “This deal strengthens AREVA’s reference position in the fast growing South-East Asian market and confirms AREVA’s competitiveness in this challenging market.”