Commentry Biomass Power Plant is a 15MW biopower project. It is located in Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes, France. The project is currently active. It has been developed in single phase. Post completion of construction, the project got commissioned in November 2017.

Project Type Total Capacity (MW) Active Capacity (MW) Pipeline Capacity (MW) Project Status Project Location Project Developer
Biopower 15 15 Active Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes, France Caisse des Depots et Consignations; Leroux et Lotz Technologies; Orano


The project was developed by Caisse des Depots et Consignations, Leroux et Lotz Technologies and Orano. Coriance and Caisse des Depots et Consignations are currently owning the project having ownership stake of 51% and 49% respectively.

The project generates 102GWh electricity thereby offsetting 46,000t of carbon dioxide emissions (CO2) a year. The project cost is $73.173m.

The process of combustion has been adopted in this combined heat and power (CHP) project to release the stored energy from the feed. Wood chips which is a kind of wood by-product is used as a feedstock to power the project.

Development Status

The project got commissioned in November 2017.

About Caisse des Depots et Consignations

Caisse des Depots et Consignations (CDC) is a state-owned financial institution that performs in public interest on behalf of the government. The company makes long-term investments aimed to serve public interest and strengthen the economic scenario in France. CDC provides financial solutions such as savings deposits, loans and guarantees, export financing, and retirement savings funds, business growth support; manages public savings; develops public and private properties and revives production of social and intermediate housing. It also offers insurance and infrastructure financing, modernizes public infrastructure and facilities, invests in tourism facilities, and supports digital environment, real estate services, and services to public authorities. The company has an operational presence throughout France, with presence in Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia, and the Americas. CDC is headquartered in Paris, France.

About Leroux et Lotz Technologies

Leroux et Lotz Technologies (Leroux et Lotz), a subsidiary of Groupe Altawest, develops and builds solutions for power production. The company designs and produces capital goods and services to the energy industry and environmental research. Its products include boilers, modular plants and units, and heavy mechanical systems. Leroux et Lotz’s products are used in waste to energy, combined heat and power, and biomass. The company also provides maintenance and revamping services. It serves power, nuclear, marine, oil and gas, and environment sectors. The company operates through its production sites located in France and Poland. Leroux et Lotz is headquartered in Nantes, Pays-de-la-Loire, France.

About Orano

Orano SA (Orano), formerly New AREVA Holding, is an integrated nuclear energy company that transforms nuclear materials and provides technological solutions for power generation and allied services. It offers complete range of products and services that covers the entire nuclear fuel cycle ranging from raw materials to waste treatment. Its activities cover mining to dismantling, conversion, recycling, enrichment, logistics and engineering that contributes to the production of low carbon electricity. The company has operations in France, Europe, North and South America, Africa, and Middle East and Asia-Pacific. Orano is headquartered in Courbevoie, France.


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