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20MW biomass plant in the pipeline for Manchester

UK-based energy provider Peel Energy is currently developing a large-scale biomass plant planned for Tafford, Manchester, UK.

Costing £70 million (€83.5 million) to build, the biomass facility will generate 20MW of energy from recycled wood, agricultural waste and energy crops. This is enough to provide 37,000 homes with energy – almost a third of Trafford borough’s population.

The plant is expected to take around two years to erect, during which over 100 construction jobs will be created.

If the planning application, which is to be handed to Trafford Council in the autumn of this year, is accepted Peel Energy hopes that work on the facility will commence in 2012, with a target to have the plant operational between Q2 and Q3 of 2014.