Thursday, January 19, 2012

[biofuelwatch] Ironbridge coal power station to use biomass

E.ON to convert UK coal plant to biomass

Wed Jan 18, 2012 9:43am EST

* Biomass unit to open early 2013 at Ironbridge

* Plant to shut down by end-2015 under EU law

* RWE npower to open similar plant this month

LONDON, Jan 18 (Reuters) - German utility E.ON plans to convert one of two 500 megawatt units at its coal-fired Ironbridge power plant in Britain to use biomass and may decide to convert the second unit as well, the company said on Wednesday.

The modernised unit will start operating in early 2013 to produce electricity using wood pellets but will keep the ability to burn coal for up to 20 percent of its capacity.

Despite the modernisation, the Ironbridge power plant will have to shut down by the end of 2015 under EU-wide regulation that bans highly polluting power plants, called the Large Combustion Plant Directive


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