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2009 September 28

Anglesey Aluminium shifts to biomass

One of the UK's largest single electricity users shifts to become a biomass-fired power station – has applied to the government for permission to build a 300MW biomass-fired power station.

Anglesey Aluminium Metal Renewables Ltd, a subsidiary of Anglesey Aluminium Metal Limited, has made an application under Section 36 of the Electricity Act, 1989 to construct and operate a 299MW Renewable Energy Plant. The application to the Department of Energy and Climate Change is accompanied by an Environmental Statement. The Environmental Statement has been prepared by Parsons Brinckerhoff Ltd and details the results of a comprehensive study of the environmental impacts of the proposed Renewable Energy Plant.
Anglesey Aluminium will stop its 145 000t/year smelting operations at its site on Anglesey island, Wales at the end of September.

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