On the Indaver site in Doel, SUEZ and Indaver are building an innovative waste-to-energy facility that converts wood waste into energy. The “e” in E-Wood stands for energy, in the form of green energy and high-pressure steam. “Wood” stands for wood waste that can’t be recycled, but can be used as a green fuel.
E-Wood can treat 150,000 to 180,000 tonnes of uncontaminated treated wood waste per year, whereby green energy is generated. By the end of 2022 it will be supplying electricity to the grid and steam to the surrounding port businesses. By using this wood waste as a raw material for the production of green energy, this facility fits in with Flanders’ sustainability goals.
Curious about the progress of the E-Wood project? Watch the timelapse of the construction site and discover the progress since the start of the works.
E-Wood timelapse of the construction site December 2021
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E-Wood will supply steam to the industrial steam network ECLUSE, an important lever for further reducing energy consumption and CO2 emissions in the Antwerp port region and increasing the share of renewable energy.
The new treatment facility has the capacity to incinerate approximately 180,000 tonnes of wood waste per year. Primarily construction and demolition waste, but also wood waste from container parks and the industry.
SUEZ and Indaver both have the expertise required to build a wood waste facility. In 2020, SUEZ and Indaver entered into a strategic partnership for the development and operation of E-Wood. Together, the two companies will invest 95 million euros in the new waste-to-energy plant in a 50/50 partnership.
In 2006 SUEZ and Indaver founded the joint venture SLECO for the management and operation of the three fluidized bed incinerators and turbines on the same site in Doel. With the new E-Wood plant, the partners are strengthening their partnership in the Waasland Port.