Our highly experienced team are one of the few asset management businesses with multi-technology, real-world experience of delivering biomass plant projects on time and managing their operation to their maximum level of performance.
Eco2 currently manages six biomass plants with a combined capacity of 240MW. Eco2 has managed many of these biomass projects from their development, through construction and subsequently into their operational phases.
More recently Eco2 has started to provide Management Services at biomass plants which were originally developed and constructed by third parties. Eco2 also manages the procurement of over 1.4 million tonnes of fuel each year into the six biomass plants.
The range of Asset Management Services offered by Eco2 includes Construction Services, Operational Management and Financial Services.
Andrew joined Eco2 Ltd in 2003. He initially managed the implementation of the company’s landfill gas portfolio, comprising four sites with a combined potential capacity of nearly 11 MWe, but later returned to the biomass fold. He led the procurement process for the Western Wood Energy Project, and followed this by securing planning permission for Eco2’s straw project in Sleaford. Following Sleaford, Andrew went on to manage the procurement of turnkey and operating contracts for four other power stations: Brigg, Snetterton, Margam and Port Clarence. He also played a key part in securing the finance for these projects.
More recently, he has focused on delivering asset management services for those plants that are operating across the portfolio. Andrew directs a team of project engineers, fuel managers, transport managers and administrators that ensure reliable and cost-effective supply.
Andrew completed a PhD from Birmingham’s Aston University in which he studied the economics of generating electricity from biomass using various thermal technologies. He followed this by developing a range of biomass and ‘energy from waste’ projects at Energy Power Resources. Andrew moved to Eco2 in 2003 to manage the landfill gas portfolio and now oversees the development of Eco2’s UK Biomass portfolio.Meet the team
With an installed capacity of 38 MW, the Sleaford Renewable Energy Plant near Kirkby la Thorpe in Lincolnshire generates enough power for 65,000 homes, using sustainable fuel sources, saving 240,000 tonnes of CO2 a year. The plant entered commercial operation in September 2014.
Eco2 Ltd self-funded the development of the project and secured planning permission in 2008, before selling the project prior to construction. The development team at Eco2 managed the project from start through to sale, negotiating the property agreements, securing the planning consent and grid connection.
Following the sale, Eco2 were appointed to manage the construction and subsequent operation of the plant, and still have a Management Services Agreement to manage the logistics of the fuel supply on behalf of the plant's owners, Greencoat Capital.
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