• Ørsted completes conversion of Asnæs Power Station to fire wood chips

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      Patrick Lavery

      Combustion Industry News Editor

Danish Crown Prince Frederik has opened utility Ørsted’s newly converted Asnæs Power Station, which now fires wood chips rather than coal. The opening comes after three years’ work converting the station, and will help the green industrial transformation of the area of Kalundborg, with customers including pharmaceutical company Novo Nordisk, biotechnology company Novozymes, and various district heating areas. It’s also another step in Ørsted’s goal of ending its use of coal by 2023, and will, by the company’s estimate, reduce CO2 emissions by 800,000 tonnes per year. It is not immediately clear if the power output of the station has been reduced.