Biomass Plans from E.ON

E.ON has submitted a planning application to build a 25-megawatt (MW) biomass-fired power station at Blackburn Meadows in Sheffield, England. The estimated cost of the project is US $120 million.

The new plant will burn a combination of recycled wood, forestry residue and specially grown crops such as willow and elephant grass according to E.ON. The company is also looking at opportunities to supply heat to neighboring commercial and industrial establishments by running the facility as a combined heat and power (CHP) plant.

If the project gets the green light, construction is expected to start early in 2009 with the first power being produced in 2011.

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