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.
Robert graduated from The University of Nottingham with a Masters Degree in Manufacturing Engineering.
Robert began his career at British Sugar, where he worked in a number of operational management roles and later in agricultural operations management. Robert joined Eco2’s Management Services division in 2016 as part of the Fuel Procurement team, which manages over 1.5m tonnes of straw and woodchip using Eco2’s own bespoke software that tracks the flow of fuel from field to plant. As Senior Fuel Manager, Robert was personally responsible for the procurement of 250,000 tonnes of straw and wood per year at the 44.2MW Snetterton Biomass Plant in Norfolk.
In his role as Biomass Portfolio Manager, Robert’s primary focus is on acquiring new business in the Anaerobic Digestion sector, with the aim of expanding Eco2’s development, commercial and technical asset management offer, which already includes wood and straw-fired biomass, renewable heat projects, landfill gas and onshore wind. In this role, Robert also provides support to existing business activities.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.
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