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Enel equips all its geothermal plants in Tuscany with emission abatement system

Sasso 2 geothermal plant by Enel Green Power, Tuscany, Italy (source: Volcanex)
Alexander Richter 4 Jan 2016

After investing more than EUR 100 million, Enel Green Power has now finalised the installation of Mercury and Hydrogen Sulphide Emissions Abatement (Amis) system in all its geothermal plants in Tuscany, Italy.

As part of the recent announcement of an architectural price for tourist and visitor installations at its Sasso 2 geothermal power plant in Tuscany, Italy, Enel Green Power now reports that it has finalised the implementation of extensive emission abatement systems at its geothermal power plants in the region.

Enel Green Power is committed to partnerships with local governments for the enhancement of touristic itineraries and sites in the geothermal district and solutions aimed to use the energy from steam in agricultural and cheese production, and even in a local brewery. This portfolio of actions also includes the technological innovation that in 2015 led to the commissioning of the new HH300 geothermal drilling facility and to the completed implementation at all Tuscan plants of the Mercury and Hydrogen Sulphide Emissions Abatement (Amis) system, which practically zeroes the natural gases and metals associated with geothermal steam.

Enel Green Power has invested over EUR100 million to equip all its geothermal plants with Amis systems. Amis, a system designed and patented by Aldo Baldacci, at the time an Enel Group manager, has a very high abatement efficiency (exceeding 95%), has been especially conceived to reduce down to a minimum the typical smell of geothermal operations, that offer no threat to human health, in order to improve the quality of life of people living close to the power plants.

Source: Enel Green Power release via 4Traders