By Lynda Hong, Channel NewsAsia, 24 Apr 2012.
Sembcorp Industries opened its first biomass steam production plant on Tuesday.
The company said it would use waste wood, as well as industrial and commercial waste, to produce steam for industries on Jurong Island.
Sembcorp’s solid waste collection business has been sending its wood waste to fuel this S$34 million woodchip steam production plant.
The company plans to add a second boiler, which will up the plant’s capacity to 60 tonnes of steam per hour in the second half of 2013.
Plans are also in the pipeline to build two new boilers — this time using industrial and commercial waste instead of woodchips.
These two boilers will add a further 140 tonnes of steam per hour. Read more