Plans have been unveiled for an energy centre in Plymouth that will convert 40,000 tonnes of waste wood a year into renewable heat and power.
O-Gen Plymtrek, a joint venture of Mitie Asset Management, technology provider O-Gen UK and environment and property firm Una Group, is behind the plant.
It will work by converting waste wood to a gas fuel that will be combusted to produce energy and heat. The process will generate around 26,000MWh of electricity a year – enough to power 6,200 homes.
Mike Tivey, managing director of Mitie Asset Management, said: “We are delighted to be developing this innovative energy plant which will bring new jobs to the community in Plymouth.
“Generating energy from waste material is an important part of the fast-growing decentralised energy market, which provides organisations and communities with secure, locally generated power and heat for the future.”