44 MW Biomass Power Station in Scotland

[RenewableEnergyAccess.com] E.ON will begin building a 44 MW biomass power station in Lockerbie, Scotland, by the end of the year, with plans to provide 70,000 homes with power when it goes onstream in the end of 2007. The use of biomass will avoid approximately 140,000 tons of greenhouse gases every year; the investment totals approximately $157 million. The company, which claims this project to be the largest dedicated biomass power station in the UK, operates hydro, wind and biomass power stations throughout Europe with a total output of about 6 GW, near 10 percent of the total power production capacity of E.ON. With the UK energy policy’s aim to produce 10 percent of total power from renewable energies by 2010, the market-oriented incentive system already created for this purpose could set a standard for a distinctly European blend of measures designed to enhance renewable energies.

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