Alfen to supply microgrid for new Estonian innovative biomass plant
Alfen has been selected by Baltania to provide the microgrid for a large innovative torrefaction biomass plant in Vägari, Estonia. Torrefaction is a thermal process that improves biomass’ fuel characteristics. Alfen will supply the local microgrid, including substations, cable infrastructure and the local grid connection.
Baltania and the torrefaction technology holder CEG have been developed by Momentum Capital, an independent Dutch entrepreneurial investor. Another subsidiary of Momentum Capital, Primco B.V., already has an operational biomass plant for district heating with an Alfen smart grid solution in Lelystad, the Netherlands, and two industrial plants under construction in the Netherlands and North West England. In its first year, the Lelystad plant has provided heat to 5,500 homes in the municipality by converting natural waste from local forestry activities to heat, using innovative technologies for heat transfer and utilizing residual products from the process.
Rene Buwalda, CEO at Primco and Baltania said: “We chose Alfen because we have a long standing relationship and so were confident of Alfen’s ability to provide a high-quality and complete solution, backed up by expertise and experience. These capabilities are important when crossing borders to develop projects in new countries.”
Pieter van der Meij, Account Manager Smart Grid Projects at Alfen adds: “We are proud to continue the collaboration with such an innovative company as Primco and Baltania. We have the ambition to provide smart grid solutions for our clients, not only in the countries where we reside, but also beyond. Primco’s trust in us is a testimony to our quality end-to-end solutions.”