E.on gets Â£300m biomass plant approval
13 March 2012 Insider media
Energy company E.on, which employs about 6,000 staff in the East Midlands, has been given the green light by the government to build a £300m biomass plant in Bristol.
The Department for Energy and Climate Change (DECC) has given the green light to allow E.on to build the 150MW plant at Royal Portbury Dock.
E.on said the plant will create up to 325 temporary jobs during construction, 35 full-time roles during operation and 20 contract positions for routine and annual maintenance.
The plant is expected to be able to power up to 160,000 homes and will be fuelled mainly by imported virgin wood, dedicated energy crops and locally sourced waste wood.
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