Heat as a Service in the Netherlands
Collective heat purchase
Six greenhouse horticulture companies in the greenhouse area ‘Het Grootslag’ located in Andijk, province North-Holland of the Netherlands collectively purchase renewable heat directly from HoSt in a Heat as a Service contract. For this purpose HoSt has realized a new generation 15 MWth biomass-fired heat and power plant that HoSt also operates commercially. With the renewable heat supply service from HoSt, the greenhouse growers do not have to worry about the installation.
Low emissions, high efficiency
The installation is equipped with a 15MWth water tube boiler and incorporates advanced technology that allows for the future combustion of various types of biomass and residues, adding an element of long-term flexibility. HoSt oversees all maintenance and operational activities for the biomass-fired heat and power plant. To minimize environmental impact, the plant employs a bag house filter and extensive flue gas cleaning technology, which ensure low levels of dust and nitrogen dioxide emissions. Additionally, a flue gas condenser is integrated into the system to enhance efficiency up to 118% and contributing up to 30% extra heat.
- Collective renewable heat off-take by six greenhouse horticulture companies
- Besides turn-key supply, HoSt commercially operates the biomass energy plant
- Very high efficiency is achieved due to the application of a flue gas condenser
- Extensive flue gas cleaning technology reaching <40 mg/Nm3 NOx