Waste wood to power 3.4MW biomass power station

A new Bedfordshire Biomass power station will divert 40,000 tonnes of waste wood from landfill per annum and deliver more than 27,000MWh of electricity.


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The contract, signed between Twinwoods Heat & Power and bioenergy and materials handling firm Saxlund International, will see the latter manage all aspects of design, manufacture, installation and commissioning of the combined heat and power (CHP) plant which is expected to go live in 2015.

The plant will burn 40,000 tonnes of waste wood from commercial and domestic recycling centres every year, producing more than 27,000MWh of electricity and 8,000MWh of district heating.

Saxlund international managing director Matt Drew said of the scheme: “Twinwoods Heat & Power is a perfect example of a local, small-scale, Bioenergy power station using waste wood to deliver energy and hot water for local commercial and domestic users. Solutions like these capitalise on waste wood which would otherwise be exported [or sent to landfill] and are driven in part by the Renewable Heat Incentive, which offer considerable benefits to operators and investors.”

They aren’t the only ones to benefit however, as Twinwoods Heat & Power CEO Marcus Buckle pointed out: “…the new power station will become an important contributor to the local community in terms of new jobs created, energy produced and the volume of waste wood the plant will divert from landfill each year.”

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