REAL VENTURES LTD announced plans earlier in the year to build a wood pellet-fuelled combined heat and power plant on Queen Elizabeth Dock, Hull. The company is now carrying out its first public consultation on the proposals on Thursday 23rd February.
According to Real Ventures, the £130m Reality Energy Centre will be fuelled by sustainably sourced wood pellets, of which up to 10% will be sourced locally and the remainder from overseas. Enough electricity (49.5 mw) will be produced from the new plant to power more than 95,000 homes.
The electricity will be exported direct to the grid, while heat produced from the plant can be delivered to local industry and other buildings and facilities in the area.
The privately financed plant is expected to provide 35 new permanent jobs over an operational lifespan of at least 25 years. In addition, between 200 and 250 job opportunities will be created during the 30 month-long construction period (2012-2014).
The company website outlines plans to build two similar Reality Energy Centres in Immingham and the Isle of Wight.
The consultation event in Hedon takes place on Thursday 23rd February 2012 from 3pm to 6pm at the Town Hall, St Augustine’s Gate.
Two further consultation events are planned in Hull. On Friday 24th February ‐ 10am to 1pm at St Giles Church, Church Lane, Marfleet, Hull, HU9 5RL. And on Friday 24th February ‐ 4pm to 7pm at The Freedom Centre, Village Centre, 97 Preston Rd, Hull, HU9 3QB.
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