DONG Energy transforms its Studstrup plant from coal to biomass

11/10/2016 10:20 Renewable


Denmark's DONG Energy declared it has changed one unit of its Studstrup power plant in Aarhus to function on wood pellets instead of coal, while the second unit will be deferred, aiding to reduce carbon emissions.

The 1.3 billion crown ($195.7 million) transformation would permit Denmark's second-biggest city to cut emissions by 310,000 tonnes yearly since it wants to become carbon-neutral by 2030, as stated by the company on Monday. The 360 megawatt capacity unit will be able to provide heating to over 100,000 Danish homes and power to approximately 230,000 homes using biomass. The second unit of a similar size, which has been operating on coal, will be put on reserve, signifying that it could be activated within a month, according to a spokesman. The firm has previously told the Nordic electricity market it programmed to mothball the unit from April 2017.

Daily (05.12.2019): Oil prices skyrocketed about 4% on Wednesday ahead of the OPEC meeting

05/12/2019 10:41:00

Crude oil prices skyrocketed on Wednesday, buoyed by hopes of deeper production cuts from OPEC and its allies and following a larger-than-expected drop in U.S. stockpiles. Brent crude soared by 3.6% to settle at $63 a barrel. WTI crude gained 4.2%, closing at $58.43 a barrel. It was its third straight day of gains, and its best day since September.


France's EDF extends Cruas 2 nuclear reactor outage to Saturday

05/12/2019 09:13:00

French utility EDF on Wednesday extended the outage at its 900 MW Cruas 2 nuclear reactor by two days until Saturday, adding that resumption of power generation could be delayed by ongoing safety checks following an earthquake.


Total to supply LNG fuel to CMA CGM vessels for 10 years

05/12/2019 09:09:00

French energy major Total and compatriot shipping company CMA CGM have signed an agreement for the supply of approximately 270,000 tonnes of LNG per year over ten years.