In the UK RWE operates a 55MW biomass combined heat and power district heating plant at Markinch, Fife. Our renewable biomass plant at Markinch provides heat to the Glenrothes Energy Network, a renewable district heating network which officially opened in April 2019.
RWE's experience in biomass
At a glance
biomass plant at Markinch
start of power generation
reduction in CO₂ emissions
Clean energy from scrap wood
Biomass can come in 3 forms – solid, liquid and gas – to generate electricitry and heat for the production of biofuls. Wood hereby is the most important renewable domestic energy source. When it is used as an energy, only as much CO2 is produced as the plants have captured during their growth. We at RWE make use of these advantages. Our biomass power plants generate electricity from residual wood. Wood from a forest or old wood, such as old furniture, is suitable for this purpose.
Other biomass provided by agriculture and forestry is also used for biomass production. These include, for example, residues and waste of biogenic origin, such as organic waste, liquid manure and grain straw.