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Emission certificates thanks to residual wood in Brazilian
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 (heat for wood seasoning and electrical energy) is generated from the residual wood of the PW Amazon sawmill, i.e., renewable biomass.
BK Energia not only produces electricity and steam or heat. Our activities resulted in a total of 29 868 tons of CO2 equivalents in 2018 and 34 651 tons in 2019, which can be counted towards carbon reduction and thus contribute to global climate protection. However, the amount that can be offset will not be reflected in the figures until 2020/21, given that the proceeds will be received with a time delay.
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 residual wood from timber harvesting and the 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.