A New Era for Biomass

A New Era for Biomass

The UK is playing host to a number of new biomass powered facilities, courtesy of Burmeister & Wain Scandinavian Contractor A/S (BWSC).

BWSC, global contractor of large turnkey power plants, has been productive over the past 5 years turning out a myriad of biomass power plants at various locations all over the UK.

Projects include:

  • 14MW wood chip-fired biomass plant in Wales
  • 8MW biomass combined heat and power (CHP) plant in Derry, Northern Ireland
  • 5MW straw-fired biomass plant in Sleaford, Lincolnshire, UK
  • 40MW straw-fired biomass plant in Brigg, Lincolnshire, UK
  • 8MW biomass combined heat and power (CHP) plant in Northumberland, UK
  • 8MW biomass combined heat and power (CHP) plant in Kent, UK
  • 49MW wood chip-fired biomass plant in Teesside, UK

The long-term decarbonisation target set by the EU, which requires the UK to reduce CO2 emissions by 80% before 2050, as well as source 15% of its energy from renewable sources by 2020, is a notable driver of green energy projects such as these, but one which is firmly putting the UK on the map for renewable energy developments.

Long may it continue.

To learn more, visit BWSC here.

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