Electrabel - Board of directors
The Board of Directors is the highest decision-making body in the company except when it comes to issues which, according to law or the Articles of Association, must be reserved for shareholders.
Our conventional power plant at Rodenhuize is solely powered by biomass (e.g. wood pellets) to generate electricity. This power plant, that was previously fuelled by coal, has been turned into a unit running wholly on biomass.
The combustion of biomass is considered to be CO2 neutral. The quantity of CO2 released into the atmosphere during combustion is equal to that which biomass took from the air while it grew.
A verification procedure has been created together with ENGIE Laborelec, ENGIE's centre of expertise for research and development, with a view to guaranteeing the sustainability of the biomass used. The various steps in the biomass supply chain were investigated taking into account sustainability criteria, including:
The procedure has been approved by the Flemish and Walloon authorities and is controlled by an independent control body.
Belgium’s geographic, climatological and urban nature restricts the development of hydraulic, wind and solar energies, so biomass plays a major role in this regard. Generating electricity using biomass power plants is stable and extremely predictable to the extent that these power plants may be used as base loading units.
There exist other methods to generate electricity from biomass:
More info about our Max Green biomass power plant in Rodenhuize.
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