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01 Sep 2009 09:09:09

UK government approves clean power generation scheme



UK government approves clean power generation scheme
The UK government has given the go-ahead to plans for the construction of a new biomass power generation facility in Essex.

The Tilbury Docks scheme will see the creation of a 60 MW power plant that will be fuelled by a mixture of biomass and waste.

Commenting on the plans, energy and climate change minister Lord Hunt said that the UK must focus on reducing the amount of waste going to landfill and creating electricity from renewable sources.

"This power station will achieve both these objectives by turning waste into energy and using biomass, which will also contribute to delivering the UK's renewable energy targets," he added.

Under the Electricity Act of 1989, all proposals for the construction of power facilities with capacities in excess of 50 MW must be signed off by the secretary of state for energy and climate change.

Plans for the plant were put forward by Tilbury Green Power Limited, part of the Express Energy Holdings group.

Initially, Tilbury intends to import 90 percent of its biomass woodchips from the US and Europe, with the remainder coming from the UK.

It hopes to reverse these figures during the plant's first five years of operation.

http://www.tilburygreenpower.co.uk/

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