Biomass

Power stations fuelled by biomass can play a key role in meeting the UK’s energy needs.

Biomass can be described as any organic material which is available on a renewable basis. This includes sustainable forestry, specially grown energy crops such as willow, co-products such as sawmill residues and recycled waste wood. Generating renewable energy from biomass has the potential to make a significant contribution to fulfilling the UK's heat and energy generation needs in the future. According to the Government's Renewable Energy Strategy, it could meet as much as a quarter of the UK's renewable energy needs by 2020.

We are a leader in the development of biomass generation and currently operate one of the UK's largest dedicated biomass plants at Steven's Croft in Scotland.