These projects utilise a variety of sustainable fuels that are indigenous to the UK, from waste wood to straw and dedicated energy crops. Our Sleaford project also supplies free excess heat to the local community, heating a public swimming pool, bowling alley, football club, primary school and council offices.
In developing these projects Eco2 has used its in house expertise to manage areas such as:
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 Operations Director, 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
The Brigg Renewable Energy Plant is a 40 MW straw-fired power station located in North Lincolnshire. It uses proven efficient technology specifically designed for the clean combustion of straw.
As the sole developer of the Brigg Renewable Energy Plant, Eco2 was responsible for finding the land and developing the site, including negotiating a large range of agreements, from securing planning consent in October 2011 to agreeing the necessary land rights for the cabling and other connections.
Eco2 self-funded the development stage of the project prior to it being sold at the start of construction to BWSC and PensionDanmark under a joint venture.
The project became operational in early 2016 and is now owned by Octopus Renewables.
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