10 Apr '11, 11pm

@EcoInternet Conversion to biomass could save Tilbury power station, says RWE: Business Green RWE npower says its plan...

RWE npower says its plans to convert the 1,050MW coal-power station at Tilbury to run on wood pellets may extend the power station's life beyond 2015 when European law would have forced it to close. Company spokesman Dan Meredith confirmed to BusinessGreen late last week that, following conversion work over the summer, the company would burn 2.3 million tonnes of biomass over the remainder of the plant's lifetime, making it the largest wood burning plant in the UK. FURTHER READING Giant Port Talbot biomass plant approved after air quality deal Government's forestry plans threaten to fell biomass ambitions A European acid rain directive means that Tilbury and eight other UK plants have to cease production at the end of 2015 or once a set number of operational hours have been completed. "What we're planning to do for the last few years of its life is see if we could convert ...

Full article: http://www.businessgreen.com/bg/news/2042219/conversion-b...

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