French company’s greenwashing unveiled: converted energy plants depend on imported forest wood, not sugarcane

Boise-Route power plant, Albioma

A joint article by Environmental Paper Network, Biofuelwatch and Dogwood Alliance exposes Albioma’s greenwashing of their coal-to-biomass conversions in the French Overseas Territories Martinique, Gudeloupe and Réunion

The French energy company Albioma is in the process of converting or replacing at least four coal power plants in French Overseas Territories to biomass. The company’s website implies that it relies on sugarcane, but in reality it increasingly burns wood pellets from Enviva, a company based in the Southern USA. Enviva routinely sources wood, including whole logs from mature trees, from the clearcutting of highly biodiverse coastal hardwood forests in the Southeastern USA

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