Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Please object to new biofuel power station application in Leeds

Last November, Rocpower, a subsidiary of Hargreaves Services, withdrew an application for a biofuel power station in Bramham, Leeds, following large numbers of local and national objections.

Now, they have re-submitted the same plans, asking for permission to burn both vegetable oil and tall oil (a co-product of pulp and paper production). Rocpower's planning application explicitly states that they intend to burn whichever biofuels are most readily available and feasible, including palm oil.

Rocpower previously announced plans for at least six such biofuel power stations. One of their power stations, in Wakefield, has already been running since December 2009, with serious air pollution problems.

For more background information and to object to the application, please go to http://www.biofuelwatch.org.uk/rpleeds_may2011.php .

If you already objected to Rocpower's previous planning application in Leeds then please do so again.  Many thanks.

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Biofuels are a wide range of fuels which are in some way derived from biomass.

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