3 MW biomass power plant commissioned in India

Global healthcare company, Merck, has commissioned a cogeneration plant at its production site in Goa, India.

The 3 MW biomass plant was developed as part of a company-wide climate protection programme, and will generate electricity and steam for the pharmaceutical and chemical production operations in Goa.
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The company has previous experience in such initiatives having commissioned a new cogeneration plant in Darmstadt, Germany.

The cogeneration unit uses shells of cashews and coconuts, two crops that are farmed in the region, as biomass fuel to generate power while reducing CO2 emissions by around 11,500t.

Additionally, the €3m facility will ensure reliable energy supply and can operate independently of the public power grid.

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