EDF abandons the project to convert the Cordemais coal-fired power plant to wood

Too expensive! This is one of the two justifications given by EDF for stopping the Ecocombust project at the Cordemais power plant (Loire-Atlantique), Thursday July 8 in a press release. This project, initiated in 2015, was to enable EDF to develop and produce a new class B wood-based fuel at the Cordemais site.

These “black pellets” could have supplied up to 80% of the plant, which was initially due to close in 2022, to allow it to continue operating for several hundred hours per year, at least until 2024, or even 2026, time. that the Flamanville EPR (Manche) and TotalEnergies’ combined gas plant at Landivisiau (Finistère) are operating at full load.

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