Sembcorp triples energy-from-waste capacity on Jurong Island

Channel NewsAsia 28 Oct 13l

SINGAPORE: Sembcorp Industries said it has tripled its energy-from-waste capacity on Jurong Island with the expansion of its woodchip boiler renewable energy plant.

The plant is fuelled by woodchip processed from construction and demolition waste, collected by its solid waste management operations.

In a statement on Monday, Sembcorp said the expanded plant is expected to reduce carbon dioxide emissions by about 70,000 tonnes a year.

The company said the S$30-million expansion is in line with its strategy to grow its green energy capacity in Singapore.

Since the start of its operation, the company said the plant has provided a cheaper and more environmentally-friendly source of steam for petrochemical manufacturers in Sakra on Jurong Island.

- CNA/xq