Helius Energy expands portfolio

On the south coast in the port of Southampton, UK, biomass energy development firm Helius Energy is looking to build a biomass power plant.

Helius has already signed an option to lease a 20-acre site on which the 100MWe facility will be built.

‘Securing this site for Southampton for our proposed 100Mwe renewable energy power plant is an important addition to our strong portfolio of sites,’ explained Adrian Bowles, chief executive at Helius Energy.

In addition to this power plant in Southampton, Helius is also continuing with the development of its Avonmouth-based biomass plant on the Severn Estuary after it received planning permission.

The Avonmouth project will generate 100MW of energy a year, or enough to supply 200,000 households. It will also cut carbon emissions by 720,000 tonnes.

Bowles said: ‘This is a further step on the way to developing Helius’ strategy to develop, own and operate a portfolio of biomass projects.’

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