Biomass

Wind & Solar Utility-scale

Distributed Generation

Biomass

Wind & Solar Utility-scale

Distributed Generation

BIOMASS

GreenVolt produces electrical power from biomass – GreenVolt plants are either 100% sourced by residual forest biomass or from urban waste wood.

GreenVolt prevents these residues from going to landfill or from being left in the forest. The use of forestry residues to produce energy creates incentives to clean the forests, reducing the risk of fires and contributing to the rural economy.

Portugal

The 5 biomass power plants owned by GreenVolt only use 100% forestry residues.

United Kingdom

The Tilbury Green Power (TGP) plant is exclusively sourced by urban waste wood derived from activities such as demolitions and refurbishments, contributing to its recycling and use.

GreenVolt is fully aligned with European climate change goals

Biomass is a Renewable Energy Source as defined by the EU Renewables Directive and is an eligible sustainable activity under the European Taxonomy.

GreenVolt’s commitment to the production of energy from renewable sources contributes to national and European climate change mitigation strategies, helping to the decarbonize the industry and energy sectors and decrease the dependence on fossil fuels.

The use of forest biomass for energy production is part of the carbon cycle that begins with photosynthesis, a process in which trees absorb carbon.

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After photosynthesis, the cycle continues with the use of wood as a raw material to produce products that store carbon until the end of its life.

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The cycle is then extended several times by recycling the product and reusing it to produce other products.

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At the end of its life cycle, the product is valued for energy, releasing carbon back into the atmosphere. Thus, a new cycle begins.

In parallel, residual biomass, which does not enter the production cycle, is also valued for energy, releasing carbon into the atmosphere, and new trees grow absorbing carbon.

The forest’s carbon cycle does not add carbon to the atmosphere, unlike fossil fuels, which release geological carbon stored in underground deposits over millions of years.

GreenVolt owns and operates six biomass power stations

The 6 biomass power plants produce on an annual basis over 1000 GWh.

Mortágua

8.6MW

Installed Capacity

Constância

12.8MW

Installed Capacity

Rodão

12.8MW

Installed Capacity

Figueira da Foz

28MW

Installed Capacity

SBM

34.5MW

Installed Capacity

TGP

42MW

Installed Capacity