RENEWABLE ENERGY

Hili Energy

Hili Energy is as an international investor, developer and operator of renewable energy producing assets. Hili Energy recognises that in order to preserve the delicate balance of our planet’s ecology, societies must transition away from fossil fuels to more sustainable and cleaner sources of energy and is committed to playing its part in this transition.

Hili Energy has completed four projects to date:

2.4MW Benghajsa Solar Farm, Malta

Hili Energy is part of a joint venture that in 2020 commissioned Malta’s first solar farm to be approved under the country’s National Renewable Energy Plan. The project repurposed a disused landfill in Benghajsa, Malta, and exploits the country’s most abundant renewable resource to produce clean energy. Spread over 29,000sqm of land, the 2.4MW capacity solar farm consists of 7,260 solar panels that generates enough electricity to power approximately 760 homes each year. This contributes to a reduction in CO2 emissions by almost 1,000 tonnes a year. The landscaping of the site with over 1,600 indigenous trees and plants further contributes to the CO2 capture and lends to the regeneration of the area’s natural beauty.

3.7MWe Biomass cogeneration plants, Croatia

Hili Energy and its Latvian partner successfully commissioned three biomass cogeneration plants in Croatia. The first of which was commissioned in August 2020. 

Vrpolje

Located in the industrial zone of Vrpolje the 1.2MWe and 2MWth plant uses gasification technology to generate electricity and heat from woodchips. The plant will generate enough electricity to power approximately 2,000 homes each year. Heat that is produced during the process is used to dry the woodchips that form the feedstock for the cogeneration plant.

Belišće

Construction of two woodchip gasification cogeneration plants with 1.2MWe and 1.3MWe capacities and 2MWth and 2.225MWth thermal energy capacity respectively has been completed. The plants which are located within the Belišće Industrial Zone are expected to be fully operational by March 2022. These plants will generate enough electricity to power approximately 4,200 homes each year.

Gasification is a well-established technology which allows for much cleaner energy production compared to combustion. Croatia provides a particularly advantageous landscape for sourcing feedstock (woodchips) due to its vast forest land and its long-standing, well-developed forestry industry.

 The gasification units used are of renowned brand Holzenergie. Founded in Germany in 2008, Holzenergie is a market leader in the development of combined heat and power woodchip power plants. The company has designed, manufactured and successfully commissioned over 120 wood-based power plants across Europe.

Under development

Hili Energy is currently developing another biomass cogeneration plant in Croatia.

 Šibenik

Construction of a 2.0MWe and 3.5MWth woodchip gasification cogeneration plant commenced in 2020. The plant which is located within the Šibenik Industrial Zone is expected to be fully operational in mid-2022.

Future projects

Hili Energy is studying the feasibility of various solar power and biomass opportunities in Malta, Latvia and Croatia.