I’ve just had an email from Emily at E.ON about the wood burning power plant it wants to build near Bristol, UK. It set some of my worries to rest. Some specifics would be nice, but I guess it is early days for the project.
Here’s the reply in full.
The principal biomass fuel to be burnt by the biomass plant will be woodchip which will be
sourced from sustainable supplies, however it is likely the majority of the fuel will be delivered by
ship with the remainder being regionally sourced and delivered by road or rail (subject to a
The design capacity of the plant has not yet been determined precisely as it will depend on the
completion of a fuel supply study. However, the plant is likely to have a net electrical output of
about 150MW which would require a fuel supply of approximately 1,200,000 tonnes per year. The
annual tonnage of biomass required will depend on the technical specification such as the
Calorific Values and the types of the woodchip.