Wood recycler R Plevin & Sons has submitted a planning application to build a waste wood biomass energy facility in Nottinghamshire.
Around 25,000 tonnes of waste wood would be used to generate 1.6MW of electricity, which would be used to power the site, as well as export some electricity to the National Grid. A further 8MW of heat would be generated that would be used to dry wood at the facility.
The facility would be situated in the village of Elkesley.
R Plevin & Sons managing director Jamie Plevin said: “The proposed biomass combined heat and power plant would be carbon neutral, creating green heat and electricity from wood and offsetting 25,000 tonnes of CO2 per year.
“It would use wood sourced mainly from local civic amenity sites, that would otherwise go to landfill. Excess electricity will be exported to the National Grid for use by householders and businesses.”
Nottinghamshire County Council is currently considering the planning application with a decision expected either later this year or early next year.
Planning manager for the council Sally Gill said: “The consultation period for planning applications is normally three weeks. However, we have decided to extend the period for comments so that interested parties have ample time to read the proposals and consider their response.”