GreenVolt uses the right biomass, producing energy exclusively from forestry and agroforestry waste and wood recycling mainly from urban demolition waste.
In its energy production process in Portugal, GreenVolt uses only and exclusively forestry and agroforestry residues, encouraging the cleaning of forests, reducing the risk of fires and contributing to the rural economy. Its industrial units do not accept any material whose origin results from cutting of trees to burn.
In the United Kingdom, production is fed exclusively through wood residues from demolitions, contributing to its recycling and use, becoming an active player in promoting the circular economy.
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.
The cycle continues with the use of wood as a raw material for the production of products that store carbon until the end of its life. The cycle is then extended several times by recycling the product and reusing it to produce other products. 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's commitment to energy production from renewable sources is in line with national and European climate change mitigation strategies, contributing to the decarbonization of the industry and the energy sector, with a positive impact on fossil CO2 emissions at national level and dependence on fossil fuels.
GreenVolt owns, in operation, five forest biomass production plants - Mortágua (8.6 MW of installed capacity); Rodão with 12.8 MW of installed power; Figueira da Foz (two plants), one with a capacity of about 28 MW of installed power and the other with 34.5 MW; and Constance with a capacity of 12.8 MW of installed power.
The 5 biomass power plants annually produce a total of about 720 GWh.
GreenVolt has several projects under development and in pipeline dedicated to the production of energy using the sun as a source. Our photovoltaic panel parks in Portugal transform the sun's rays into clean and renewable energy, contributing to an increasingly less energy dependence on fossil fuels.
The Tábua Solar Photovoltaic Plant, under construction, will have an Installed power of 48MW and will enter into operation during 2022.
Through V-Ridium Power, GreenVolt is developing several pan-European wind and solar projects, mainly in Poland and Greece, with around 2,800 MW of which, more than 1,500 MW, are in an advanced stage of development.
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