Delayed Bedfordshire biomass plant back on track

A waste wood combined heat and power plant in Bedfordshire, England is set to be commissioned three years after the economic downturn looked to have ended its development.

Twinwoods combined heat and power waste wood-burning biomass plant is set to begin commissioning in 2015 after a deal was agreed for a new biomass combustion technology provider.
Wood biomass
Saxlund International has agreed a contract with Twinwoods Heat & Power Ltd to provide a ‘state-of-the-art’ clean burn solution for the 3.4 MW project in Thurleigh, Bedfordshire.

Situated in a disused 1960s Ministry of Defence research and development building in the north of Bedfordshire, the CHP facility will burn 40,000 tonnes of waste wood each year from commercial and domestic recycling centres.

Established in 2009, Twinwoods Heat & Power Ltd was previously a joint venture between renewable energy specialist Bioflame and wood recycling firm Growing Beds. The plant was previously expected to open in 2011 following delays in securing funding for the project due to the economic downturn.

The Thurleigh plant, which will produce 27,000MWhr of electricity and 8,000MWhr of heat per annum secured backing from London-based investment fund manager STAR Capital Partners.

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