SIMEC Atlantis Energy (SAE), the tidal power firm 50 per cent owned by the industrial player SIMEC, has revealed plans to convert more coal-fired power stations around the world to run on waste-based biofuel pellets. SAE is currently converting the ageing Uskmouth coal power plant in South Wales to run on the Subcoal pellets, which are made from waste materials including waste plastic. The project is of “huge international interest”, according to head of conversion Ernie Rowe, particularly for governments and utilities committed to decommissioning coal-fired plants to cut carbon emissions. In an update to the 18-month project released today, SAE said it is already in discussions with plant owners and operators in Europe, Australia, Asia, and the US to convert coal-fired power stations to run on the pellets.
Business Green 13th Aug 2018 read more »
Simec Atlantis Energy aims to start generating electricity from a converted power station by the end of 2020. The Edinburgh-based company believes it will take about 18 months to transform the coal-fired site in Uskmouth, Wales, into a waste-to-energy plant with a capacity of 220 megawatts. The plant is expected to have an operational life of 20 years. Simec Atlantis was formed this year when Simec, part of the Gupta family’s GFG Alliance, purchased a significant stake in Atlantis Resources, the tidal power developer. The company hopes that the Uskmouth project can act as a prototype for developments around the world and is in talks with power plant owners in the United States, Europe, Asia and Australia. Simec Atlantis owns the Meygen tidal power scheme in the Pentland Firth, off the north coast of Scotland. It is also working to develop a tidal barrage project in the Wyre Valley, Lancashire.
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