Kiowatt is the result of the partnership between LuxEnergie S.A. and the Groupe François, which upholds the following values:
A short response time; local, renewable and top quality raw materials.
We attach great importance to the ‘three basic rules’ for which long-term economic development must be balanced between the need to respect the environment and the interests of society as a whole (the principle of renewable development).
A constant quest for the best economic and environmental performance.
At Kiowatt, environmental protection involves a significant reduction in CO2 and a fall in the consumption of primary energy. This is possible thanks to the maximum use of the heat lost during the processes by a succession of several heat consumers (pellet production, absorption refrigerators and district heating network), with complementary characteristic needs.
Kiowatt therefore aims to achieve optimal recovery of the raw material ‘wood’, using both waste wood and fresh wood. The Kiowatt project alone will make it possible to cover approximately 6% of green energy needs for the national electricity, heating and cooling sectors.
Moreover, we will achieve a reduction of 400,000 tonnes of CO2 emissions between 2014 and 2020, thereby contributing 17% of the emissions reduction target planned by 2020 in accordance with European energy plans.
The Luxembourg government supports the Kiowatt project using the means provided for by law for measures to help protect the environment and the rational use of natural resources.