MHKW Pirmasens Biomass Power Plant is a 16MW biopower project. It is located in Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany. According to GlobalData, who tracks and profiles over 170,000 power plants worldwide, the project is currently active. It has been developed in a single phase. Post completion of construction, the project got commissioned in 1998. Buy the profile here.

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The project was developed by EEW Energy from Waste and STEAG.

The project generates 100GWh electricity and supplies enough clean energy to power 20,000 households.

MHKW Pirmasens Biomass Power Plant is a combined heat and power (CHP) project. Refuse which is a kind of municipal solid waste is used as a feedstock to power the project.

The project consists of 1 turbine with 16MW nameplate capacity.

Development status

The project got commissioned in 1998.

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About EEW Energy from Waste

EEW Energy from Waste GmbH (EEW), a subsidiary of Beijing Enterprises Holdings Ltd, generates and produces sustainable energy from non-recyclable waste and sewage sludge. The company carries out the production of electricity, steam, and heat. It also provides thermal sewage sludge recovery services, recycling of iron and non-ferrous metals, and recovery of energy from waste from local authorities and companies. EEW also operates in thermal waste and sewage sludge recycling. It serves companies, municipalities, and individuals. The company operates plants in Germany, Poland, and the Netherlands. EEW is headquartered in Helmstedt, Lower Sachsen, Germany.


STEAG GmbH (STEAG), formerly STEAG AG, a subsidiary of Kommunale Beteiligungsgesellschaft GmbH & Co. KG, is a power generation company that constructs, plans and operates power plants and distributes energy facilities. The company operates coal-fired power plants. It offers services such as electricity and fuel marketing, district heating, energy marketing, operation and maintenance management, energy services, energy contracting and communications engineering services. STEAG conducts research and development to improve its processes and systems performance. The company has a presence in Germany, Singapore, Turkey and the Philippines. STEAG is headquartered in Essen, Germany.

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