3.7MWe Biomass cogeneration plants, Croatia
Hili Energy and their Latvian partner successfully commissioned three biomass cogeneration plants in Croatia, the first of which was commissioned in August 2020.
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 1.2MWe / 2.0MWt plant located in the industrial zone of Vrpolje was the first to begin operations in August 2020 and uses gasification technology to produce electricity from woodchips. The plant generates enough electricity to power approximately 2,000 homes each year. Heat that is produced in the gasification process is used to dry the woodchips that form the feedstock for the plant.
Construction of two woodchip gasification cogeneration plants, Belišće 1 (1.2MWe / 2.66MWt) and Belišće 2 (1.3MWe / 3.0MWt), located in the Belišće Industrial Zone has been complete. Belišće 1 starterd operations in July 2023, whereas operations in Belišće 2 are expected to commence in 2024. These plants will generate enough electricity to power approximately 4,200 homes each year.
Hili Energy is currently developing another biomass cogeneration plant in Croatia.
This 2.0MWe and 3.5MWth woodchip gasification cogeneration plant, which is located within the Šibenik Industrial Zone, will be fully operational in 2024.
Hili Energy is studying the feasibility of various solar power and biomass opportunities in Malta, Latvia, Italy, Albania and Croatia.