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Helius moves forward

March earlier this year saw consent granted to biomass energy development company Helius Energy and its power plant proposed for Avonmouth Dock on the Bristol Channel, UK.

Since then the project has faced delays after the Coedbach Action Team (CAT) appealed against the proposal. However in September CAT’s legal challenge against the project failed and on 29 November the Court of Appeal refused to grant it permission to appeal further. Now, CAT is no longer able to progress with its application.

Cardiff High Court in Cardiff did not give CAT permission to apply for a judicial review of the project and as a result the group of residents applied to the Court of Appeal. However this was also denied on 29 November.

Upon completion, Helius Energy’s biomass power plant will convert 850,000 tonnes of woody biomass into enough renewable electricity to benefit an estimated 200,000 households while saving 720,000 tonnes of carbon emissions annually. The electricity will be fed into the local electricity grid and Helius has already secured grid access rights.

Source: Proactive Investors