UK-based Essex County Council has announced plans to explore the delivery of a combined heat and power (CHP) biomass boiler facility to treat wood collected at its network of household recycling centres.
The authority is currently seeking expressions of interest from parties within Essex able to maximise use of 6 to 10 MWt of heat produced by a CHP boiler. The facility will, additionally, produce up to 3 MWe of power for use locally or export to the grid.
Councillor Simon Walsh, the cabinet member responsible for waste, said: “The Council is entirely open to partnership possibilities and is keen to hear from parties with appropriately sized agricultural, horticultural, commercial, manufacturing or residential schemes.
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