Brussels OKs Danish support for coal-to-biomass conversion

By Staff reporter 22 June 2017

The European Commission has approved Denmark’s DKK 422 million ($63.35 million) support package to convert DONG Energy’s coal-fired power plant in Kalundborg to use biomass under EU state aid rules, it said on Wednesday.

"The new cogeneration unit will supply renewable electricity to the grid, renewable district heating to Kalundborg Forsyning, and renewable process steam to the industry. The measure will contribute to the long-term goal of a fossil-fuel-free Denmark by 2050," the commission said in a statement.

It noted that the aid amounts to 33% of...

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