Biochemical Engineering for Biomass Refinery
French group Areva, which specializes in nuclear and renewable energy, has hired Yokogawa to deliver a control system for a biomass power plant being constructed by Bolt Energias in São Desidério, Bahia state, northeast Brazil. According to Yokogawa, the facility will burn eucalyptus as fuel and will be the largest of its type the country, with a total capacity of 150 MW, expected to be connected to the power grid in mid-2017.
Areva is active in Latin America through its subsidiary Areva Renewables Brazil, which supplies turnkey solutions for the construction of biomass power plants, mainly using bagasse and wood chips as fuel. The company has sites in São Paulo and São José do Rio Preto, close to agricultural regions rich in sugar cane