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Mayor Cheng inspects TYBEC project that wins lots of Taiwan’s No.1’s and begins operation next year

In the company of Director-General Dr. Li-Teh Lu of the Taoyuan Department of Environmental Protection (TYDEP), Taoyuan City Mayor Wen-Tsan Cheng inspected today (29) the Taoyuan City Biomass Energy Center (TYBEC) BOT Project. With “landmark, green, and circulation” as the design concepts, the organic style is characterized by rises and falls, and the green and renewable energy façade and landscape environment also turn passive energy consumption into active energy production. After project completion, the BEC will provide a heat treatment unit with high-efficiency power generation that meets the EU operation specifications and passes the certification for BS 8001:2017 (Framework for implementing the principles of the circular economy in organizations) and renewable energy equipment to become a biomass energy center with the most No. 1’s in Taiwan.

According to Mayor Cheng, the population of Taoyuan grows every year after it became a municipality, and so does the volume of refuse accordingly. To achieve the multiple goals of “self-processing of refuse,” “establishment of a waste recycling supply chain,” and “a high-tech industrial park emphasizing zero waste, low pollution, treatment diversification, and sustainable, circular environmental protection”; and to address the future waste disposal problems, the Taoyuan City Government (TYCG) has selected land for environmental protection use (Lot No. 14, Guantang Section, Guanyin District) in the Taoyuan Hi-Tech Industrial Park to build a 3-in-1 biomass energy center integrating the heat treatment unit, anaerobic digestion unit, and solidification landfill. After completion next year, the center will become Taiwan’s largest biomass power plant. 

According to the TYDEP, the “Taoyuan City Biomass Energy Center BOT Project” occupies a land area of 4.38 hectares. A main factory building with 7.6m deep underground and 59.3m tall overground will be constructed. The management and control building's total floor area is about 1,384.58m2, and the one-story underground will be equipped with a rainwater (stormwater) storage tank. The total amount of project investment is over NT$55 billion. After project initiation in July 2019, a total of 79.27% of the construction has been completed. Despite the delivery delay of various equipment from overseas due to the outbreak of COVID-19 in early 2020, the concerted efforts of the TYCG and Rong Ding technology Co., Ltd. had minimized the impacts on project completion. It is expected that the trail operation will begin in July 2021 and commercial operation will begin at the end of the same year.

According to TYDEP Director-General Dr. Li-Teh Lu, after project completion, the treatment capacity of waste, including household waste, of the heat treatment unit will be 219,000 MT each year; the treatment capacity of the anaerobic digestion unit will be 49,275MT each year to treat household food waste and other organic waste, such as manure; and the solidification landfill of about 40,000m3 will become temporary storage. Besides being an important leading indicator of the TYCG’s promotion of a demonstration park for related biomass industries and resource recycling. In addition, this new-generation “biomass energy center” will circulate and innovate the cooperation of Taoyuan’s environmental protection market and enterprises. It is hoped that Taoyuan City will become “green and low-carbon,” “sustainable and smart,” “ecological and conservational,” and “resilient” city.

Today, Mayor Wen-Tsan Cheng, Legislator Shih-Chieh Huang, TYDEP Director-General Dr. Li-Teh Lu, TYDEP Deputy Director-General Tseng-Hsiang Chen, Chief Wen-Lin Luo of the Environmental Inspection Section, and Guanyin District Executive Ching-Yuan Hong attended the event.

 

Mayor Cheng inspects TYBEC project that wins lots of Taiwan’s No.1’s and begins operation next year

 

Mayor Cheng inspects TYBEC project that wins lots of Taiwan’s No.1’s and begins operation next year

 

Mayor Cheng inspects TYBEC project that wins lots of Taiwan’s No.1’s and begins operation next year

 

Mayor Cheng inspects TYBEC project that wins lots of Taiwan’s No.1’s and begins operation next year