22 Dec '11, 11am

Green light for wood powered biomass station in Yorkshire

15th power station consent of 2011 marks new record for capacity consented 8GW of plant now consented this year, enough to power around 8 million homes New waste wood plant in Yorkshire will mean less wood going to landfill The number of new power stations given consent in England and Wales this year has reached fifteen, the highest ever since the Electricity Act came into force in 1989. This number was reached as Energy Minister Charles Hendry gave the go-ahead to developer Dalkia for a new waste wood power plant. The plant will create around 200 jobs during construction and 135 during operation, powering around 55,000 homes per year. The 53MW power station at the former RAF airfield at Pollington will be fuelled by 360,000 tonnes of waste wood per annum. This feedstock will be delivered to the site via the Aire and Calder Navigation Canal. Charles Hendry, Minister of Sta...

Full article: http://www.decc.gov.uk/en/content/cms/news/pn11_114/pn11_...

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