Ecopellets to Develop Wind Farm And Biomass Complex in Wales

18 May 2009 (Last Updated May 18th, 2009 18:30)

Irish wood pellet fuel supplier Ecopellets is investing more than €110m in the development of a major wind farm and biomass complex in Wales. Ecopellets will apply for planning permission for a wood-biomass electricity plant and a four turbine commercial wind farm. The biomass pla

Irish wood pellet fuel supplier Ecopellets is investing more than €110m in the development of a major wind farm and biomass complex in Wales.

Ecopellets will apply for planning permission for a wood-biomass electricity plant and a four turbine commercial wind farm.

The biomass plant and wind farm will be designed to generate 40MW of electricity, which is enough to provide power for 50,000 homes.

At present EcoPellets has a 55 acre site at Llangefni industrial park and is working with the Welsh Assembly Government on proposals for the redevelopment of the land.

The company also plans to work with the assembly government to market sections of the site to investors.

"This investment is large by renewable energy standards and will provide enough green power for 50,000 Welsh homes," said EcoPellets director Declan O’Donoghue.

By staff writer.