Decarbonization in Chile: From Coal to Biomass – A False Solution

Mejillones power plant, Photo: Chile Sustentable

Engie Coal to Biomass Power Plant Conversion
Project in Mejillones (Chile), is a False Solution for

Joint Report by Chile Sustentable and Biofuelwatch

21st October 2022

• Engie’s plans in Chile expose the worrisome trend of converting coal-fired thermoelectric plants to biomass burning, destroying huge areas of forest that capture CO2 and generating additional emissions in feedstock transportation.
• The impacts on biodiversity, on public health and from the greenhouse gas emissions from the pellet industry and biomass power generation have not been evaluated.

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