Birmingham to get £47.8m biomass plant


A new £47.8m power plant in Birmingham is set to use biomass as a fuel.

The 10.3MW plant in Tyseley will be built by the construction arm of US firm MWH. Running for 20 years it could power more than 17,000 homes a year.

Energy is generated by heating wood to just before the point it burns, without enough oxygen, which creates a gas known as ‘syngas’.

This syngas is then burned to create steam which drives a turbine, generating electricity.

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