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  • image_bulb Fuel supply
    contracts.
    Contracts for the electricity generated on site are in formation with an offtaker.
  • image_bulb Option Agreement
    on site.
    Appley Bridge Biomass to Energy currently have an option to purchase the site.
  • image_bulb planning
    permission.
    Appley Bridge Biomass to Energy has received full planning consent for the construction of the plant and generation of bioliquid to energy at appley bridge, with a view to expansion at a later date.
  • image_bulb grid
    connection.
    The current set-up on site is ideal and minimal outlay is needed to bring the switchgear to current standards.
  • image_bulb end user for
    heat export.
    Due to the current location, there are various heat users in the immediate vicinity, this meets the requirements for the good quality combined heat and power that makes the ROCS worth double.
  • image_bulb scheme eligible for
    2 ROCS.
    The site location is ideal to make use of the Double ROCs. Useable heat must be used to ensure the double incentive which is only eligible for good quality combined heat and power using biomass.
Site History
The bioliquid to energy facility will be located on a former municipal waste landfill site in Appley Bridge, Wigan, adjacent to the Manchester-Southport railway line. The site was previously used as a railway depot for the arrival of waste at the adjacent landfill site.

Following the cessation of landfilling operations, the site was employed to generate 5 MW electricity using gas engines fuelled on landfill gas. The site is now currently disused except for an environmental monitoring station that measures leachate and emissions from previous site operations.

The Appley Bridge site has a number of characteristics that make it ideal for the development of a bioliquid energy generation facility:
  • • Site Security
  • • Planning Consent for Proposed Scheme
  • • Existing 5 MW Grid Connection
  • • Site previously used for Electricity Generation
  • • Close proximity to potential heat sinks
  • • Excellent transport links via rail and the M6 motorway
Diesel engines can be readily used to combust bioliquids to generate renewable energy. Advantages of using a diesel generator set for heat and power generation include:

  • • It is a well established technology
  • • Significant operating experience in the combustion of bioliquids in other industry sectors for energy generation
  • • Long-term learning effects in plant operation are not expected
  • • Can be used on demand, reacting quickly to changes in demand for power
  • • Can be installed in close proximity to established transport routes for liquid fuels
  • • Flexibility in bioliquid fuel supply

MAN diesel genset
Legislation on renewable energy is driven by economic and climate related factors, including the volatility of oil prices. A lack of diversification in many countries energy portfolios is leading to an increasing awareness of the effect of CO2 on climate change.

Through the EU’s Renewable Energy Directive the UK is now committed to supplying 15% of its energy consumption from renewable sources by 2020.

It is a widely accepted view that bio-energy is likely to contribute around half of the renewable energy production in 2020. To help drive the development of renewable energy technologies, the UK Government has provided financial incentives for the development of renewable energy projects which will last 20 – 25 years . This will lower the risk of investment and will encourage the uptake of technology that will move us away from fossil fuels.

Project Milestones

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