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:
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
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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