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Sleaford Renewable Energy Plant

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The Sleaford Renewable Energy Plant is a straw-fired power station located in Lincolnshire, in the heart of the "bread basket" of England.

The project was granted planning permission in November 2008 and generates 38MWe using proven, efficient technology specifically designed for the clean combustion of straw.

In December 2011, Eco2 successfully sold the Sleaford project to specialist investment fund BNP Paribas Clean Energy Partners, in a landmark £170million deal.

The project, which started generating in September 2014, came Runner Up in the Renewable Energy Association's Flagship Project Award.

The project has significant national and regional benefits, as summarised below:

  • 38MW renewable energy in base load operation
  • Output equivalent to 65,000 homes
  • 230,000 tonnes CO2 saved per year
  • Local straw contracts c. £10m p.a.
  • 30 jobs in operation; 50 in fuel supply
  • Ash is recycled for fertiliser