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£70m biomass plant planned for Manchester

15 Jul 10 Plans for a £70m biomass plant in Manchester have been unveiled by renewables specialist Peel Energy.

Plans for a £70m biomass plant in Manchester have been unveiled by renewables specialist Peel Energy.

The 20MW biomass plant next to Barton Bridge in Trafford will be fuelled using recycled wood, agricultural and forestry waste and energy crops.

It will be built on the south side of the Manchester Ship Canal, west of Barton High Level Bridge in Trafford.

Peel Energy estimates that more than 100 jobs could be created during the plant's two-year construction phase.

A planning application is due to be submitted to Trafford Council in the autumn.

Peel Energy hopes that work could start on site in 2012 and that the plant could be generating electricity by mid-2014.

The plant would provide enough energy to power around 37,000 homes, a third of the total in the Trafford borough.

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