China Enersave plans 20 biomass plants

Singapore-based China EnerSave Ltd. said on Wednesday it plans to build a total of 20 biomass power plants in China by the end of 2010.

EnerSave now has three 24-megawatt (MW) biomass power plants under construction in China, with the first plant starting operations in 2008.

"By 2010 we should have at least 20 biomass plants in total. That is our plan," EnerSave’s Chief Executive Officer Simon Koo told Reuters in an interview.

Biomass — organic material like wood, crop residue and agriculture waste — can be used to fire a boiler that produces high-pressure steam for a turbine to produce electricity.

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