CERs from Brazilian biomass
BK Energia's 9-megawatt power plant in Brazil supplies the households of the neighbouring city of Itacoatiara with electricity. The production site of Precious Woods Amazon also requires around 2 MW. All of the power plant's electricity (head for wood drying and electrical energy) is generated from the restwood of the PW Amazon sawmill, i.e., renewable biomass.
In 2018, BK Energia not only produced electricity and steam or heat. Our activities resulted in a total of 54 664 tons of CO2 equivalents (an increase of 5.9 % over the previous year), which can be counted towards CO2 reduction and thus contribute to global climate protection. However, the amount that can be offset will not be reflected in the figures until 2019, given that the proceeds will be received later.
The biomass power plant in Itacoatiara remains very important for Precious Woods: firstly from an operational perspective (inexpensive electricity and heat supply); secondly due to the opportunity to sell restwood from timber harvesting and sawmill; and thirdly because complete utilization of the harvested wood makes an important contribution to avoiding CO2 emissions and can therefore replace heat and power generation using fossil fuels.