9000 heated flats with entire biomass use. One motivation for the installation of the plant was to reduce emissions of SO2 resulting
from coal-combustion – biomass is a fuel free of sulphur. The forthcoming (2016)
emission-limits of 200 mg/m3 of SO2 will, however, not be met with the current plant design.
Additionally, this plant supports Slovak Republic in meeting her renewables requirements
and increasing the share of renewables in a relatively simple way by using
available and running fossil-based infrastructure.
Due to the process, the ash from biomass-combustion is mixed with coal-based ash, so it
cannot be treated separately and has to be dumped in landfills. Other problems arise
from carbon-blacking of the heat-exchangers, the still needed optimization of secondaryair
vans, operational handling by the operators of the plant, and the adaptation of the
plant to the different qualities of the biomass-fuel.
This project is implemented through the CENTRAL EUROPE Programme co-financed by the ERDF