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Biomass plant plan for Manchester canal area

A proposed £70M biomass-fuelled power plant near the Manchester Ship Canal has had its planning application submitted by Peel.

The 20MW plant, planned for a site next to the Barton Bridge interchange of the M60, would use recycled wood, energy crops and forestry waste for fuel.

Plans can be seen on the city council’s Waterside office and in libraries at Woodsend, Davyhulme, Urmston, Lostock and Stretford town centre.

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  • I seriously question whether this represents sustainable development.
    In this country we have quite limited amounts of wood available and to burn it to generate electricity is a waste of a valuable resource unless the heat is also used (at least 2/3rds of the energy). If the heat isn't being used, wouldn't it be better to use this resource to heat 'hard to treat' buildings for which heat pumps aren't suitable and there's no other low carbon solution.

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