Tuesday 20 October 2015

China invests £2bn to build biomass plants in UK

China invests £2bn to build biomass plants in UK

A Chinese company is investing £2 billion to build biomass power stations in the UK.

The “eco-parks” will have a capacity of 299MW each and will be located in Port Talbot and Anglesey, SinoFortone Group said.

Waste heat from the facilities will be used to warm water for king prawn farming and to produce vegetables.

The company has signed an agreement with Orthios Group for the project, which is expected to create up to 500 jobs.

The announcement comes amid Chinese President Xi Jinping’s visit to the UK, which is expected to help unlock around £30 billion worth of trade and investment deals.

Sean McCormick, CEO of Orthios Group said the main objective of the project is to increase the UK biomass energy supply while reducing carbon emissions and increasing food supply.

The project is expected to be completed in three years.

Written by

Bruna Pinhoni

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