News: In late 2013, the 49.9MW Bio Golden Raand biomass power plant commenced operations at the Delfzijl port, in the Netherlands. The facility, operated by Dutch wind developer Eneco, was jointly developed by Ballast Nedam Industriebouw and Metso Power. The biomass power plant consumes around 300,000 metric tonnes of waste wood each year as feedstock. The plant is expected to power around 120,000 households and also reduce carbon dioxide emissions by 250,000 tonnes annually. About half of the plant's electricity production will be supplied to locally-based AkzoNobel Industrial Chemicals.