Lunen Biomass Power Plant is a 20MW biopower project. It is located in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. The project is currently active. It has been developed in single phase. Post completion of construction, the project got commissioned in June 2006.

Project Type Total Capacity (MW) Active Capacity (MW) Pipeline Capacity (MW) Project Status Project Location Project Developer
Biopower 20 20 Active North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany STEAG New Energies


The project was developed by STEAG New Energies. STEAG New Energies and Remondis are currently owning the project having ownership stake of 50.9% and 49.1% respectively.

The project generates 150GWh electricity thereby offsetting 100,000t of carbon dioxide emissions (CO2) a year. The project cost is $98.644m.

The process of combustion has been adopted in this project to release the stored energy from the feed. Wood waste which is a kind of wood by-product is used as a feedstock to power the project.

Development Status

The project got commissioned in June 2006.

Contractors Involved

Siemens was selected as the steam turbine supplier for the project. The company provided 1 turbine with 20MW nameplate capacity.

Energoinstal supplied steam boiler for the project. The boiler installed at the site has a capacity of 80TPH. The temperature witnessed inside the boiler is around 462Degree Celsius. The steam is pressurized inside the boiler at 79bar.

About STEAG New Energies

STEAG New Energies GmbH (STEAG New Energies) specializes in developing customized distributed energy solutions based on efficient and sustainable concepts that distribute heat, cold, electricity, process steam for the generation of energy supply. STEAG New Energies is headquartered in Saarbrucken, Germany.


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