The medium-sized company Européenne de Biomasse is planning a new location in the industrial area EcoRhéna in Fessenheim. A new factory producing the bio-fuel HPCI©, also known as “black pellets”, could be operational by 2023. Européenne de Biomasse would invest a total of 50-90 million euros in the factory, and create 350-700 new jobs. It would be the company’s second site in the Grand Est region, after the existing location in Pomacle-Bazancourt near Reims. The new site would boost the ongoing green energy transition as well as Fessenheim’s job market, impacted by the closing down of its nuclear power plant. Fessenheim is a particularly attractive location for the company due to its high density of forest land and its proximity to the German market, which Européenne de Biomasse targets in the future.
The bio-fuel HPCI© is produced in pellet form without chemical additives from wood waste. It represents an efficient, sustainable and economic alternative to fossil fuels such as coal, gas or oil and is climate-neutral both in production and use. The CO2-neutral fuel is used in heating systems in industry, in homes and in public infrastructure, for example in schools or public swimming pools. HPCI© is also characterised by its economic efficiency, as the fuel is considerably cheaper than its fossil counterparts: It costs 50% less than diesel and 25% less than gas. With this sustainable fuel, the company plans to actively contribute to the sustainable energy transition and the fight against climate change.
Européenne de Biomasse is a French company in the field of innovation and engineering technology, founded in 2004 and headquartered in Paris. After 12 years of research, the innovative medium-sized company has perfected its products, for which 15 patents have been registered worldwide.