Markham Valley Biomass Power Plant is a 36MW biopower project. It is planned in Morobe, Papua New Guinea. According to GlobalData, who tracks and profiles over 170,000 power plants worldwide, the project is currently at the financed stage. It will be developed in multiple phases. The project construction is likely to commence in 2023 and is expected to enter into commercial operation in 2024. Buy the profile here.


The project is being developed by PNG Biomass. Oil Search and Aligned Energy are currently owning the project having ownership stake of 70% and 30% respectively.

The electricitiy generated from the plant will offset 190,000t of carbon dioxide emissions (CO2) a year.

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

The project will consists of 2 turbines each with 18 MW nameplate capacity.

Development status

The project construction is expected to commence from 2023. Subsequent to that it will enter into commercial operation by 2024.

Power purchase agreement

The power generated from the project will be sold to PNG Power under a power purchase agreement for a period of 25 years.

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About PNG Biomass

PNG Biomass is a clean and sustainable energy company. PNG Biomass is headquartered in Lae, Morobe, Papua New Guinea.

This content was updated on 20 July 2023

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