Biomass Power Plants

Trade and Industry written question – answered on 10th February 2005.

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Photo of Mr Richard Page Mr Richard Page Conservative, South West Hertfordshire

To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how many working biomass power plants have been built since 1997.

Photo of Mike O'Brien Mike O'Brien Minister of State (Energy & e-Commerce), Department of Trade and Industry

Working biomass power plants commissioned in the UK since 1997 are as follows.

Project KW installed capacity Developer Date of commissioning
Elean Business Park* 36,850 EPR Ely Ltd. 2000
Goosey Lodge Power Plant 5,000 Wykes Engineering Company (Rushden) Ltd. 2000
Peabody Trust, BEDZED 239 Peabody Trust 2002
PDM Group Widnes 2,100 PDM Group Ltd. 2000
Thetford Power Station 41,500 Fibrothetford Ltd. C/o Thetford Power Station 1998
Thornton Power Station 9,000 TPS (UK) Ltd. 2002
The Westfield Biomass Plant 12,500 The Westfield Biomass Plant/EPR Scotland Ltd. 2000
Balcas Sawmill, Laragh, Enniskillen, NI 2,700 Balcas Ltd. 2005
SA Cumnock WWTW* 177 Scottish Water 1999
Fawley Waste to Energy Plant* 8,600 Shanks Chemical Services Ltd. 2001
Weston Industrial Estate* 500 Network Energy Ltd. 2002
Total = 11 119,166


This listing does not include co-firing installations, but those plants marked * have an element of co-firing.

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