Belišće MDC, Croatia

Size

1.5 MWe

Project Status

In Construction

Category

Biomass-to-energy

Applications

Electricity, heat

Background

The gasification plant, which featured EQTEC Advanced Gasification Technology when it was commissioned in 2016, will handle c.8,000 metric tonnes of locally sourced waste biomass per year. It will take wood chips and forestry wood waste from regional forests. The green electricity and heat produced will be used by the local community.
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Project information

Our role: We are the project developer and provider of our gasification technology, working in a joint venture with Croatian project development partner, Sense ESCO at the site in Belišće, Croatia. We expect to be the O&M contractor.

Developments: The plant, previously commissioned in 2016, is progressing well, including:

  • Financial close has been achieved, in order to upgrade the design and an increase in capacity to 1.5MWe from the original 1.2MWe
  • A grid connection application will be made in the second half of 2021
  • The plant is expected to be updated, recommissioned and repowered for operations in H2 2022
  • The site will become a Market Development Centre (MDC), which will showcase our technology in a fully operational, commercial setting. 
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Construction at Belišće

The upcoming Market Development Centre in Belišće, Croatia was developed to include our Advanced Gasification Technology and commissioned in 2016. 

This time-lapse video captured the stages involved in creating the plant during the construction phase….

Latest news

Site update – March 2022: A full engineering and specification process was completed. Negotiations advanced with a local industrial customer for power and heat offtake. In Q2, the we expect to agree heads of terms with the industrial customer for the offtake. In addition, a preferred customer for the biochar to be produced at the site has been identified and commercial discussions commenced. A further site visit with EPC contractor COSMI is confirmed towards commissioning as planned

2016: The biomass-to-energy plant was commissioned
August 2021: Acquisition of the plant was completed through Synergy Projects, the joint venture between the Company and our Croatian project development partner Sense ESCO
July 2021: EQTEC announced its intention to acquire the plant in Belišće and create it as Croatia's Market Development Centre
2022: The plant is due to operational in H2