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    business.

    The German Law on Renewable Energy (EEG) and the Biomass Decree guarantee a price of 8.7 cents per kilowatt-hour for a period of 20 years for an electrical energy feed obtained from biomass. The Biomass Decree will include biomass power plants with an electrical output of up to 20 megawatts, in addition to power plants that operate on wind and solar energy. The aim of the legislation is to boost sharply the contribution made by renewable energy sources to the power supply system with a view to protecting the climate and the environment.

    Our plants burn waste wood and used wood.

    Biomass, as a CO2-neutral energy source, is an organic substance produced by plants and animals. Biomass power plants are particularly suited to producing a combination of electricity and heat for low to medium energy requirements (between roughly 5 and 20 megawatt). In the German Federal Republic, there are over 150 biomass power plants. The operation of biomass power plants has become more attractive with the passing of the Biomass Decree in June 2001, since it now guarantees a fixed purchase price for the feed of electrical energy from biomass power plants, in addition to the price guaranteed up to now for solar and wind energy.

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