Teesside biomass plant gets green light

Plans to build a £160 million (€202 million) biomass-fired power plant in Stockton-On-Tees, in the north of the UK, have been accepted and planning permission granted by Stockton Council.

Port Clarance Energy, a joint venture between Eco2 and Temporis Capital, is the behind the project, plans for which were submitted in April earlier this year.

The new power plant will produce 49MW a year of power from 325,000 tonnes of waste wood, sourced mainly from construction and demolition sites.

Construction is scheduled to begin in early 2015, with start-up scheduled for two years' time. It will be built on the banks of the River Tees.

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