Eco2 is a creative and open-minded renewable energy company with a practical vision for the future. We specialise in initiating, developing, financing and operating renewable energy projects throughout the UK and Europe. Our current activities encompass Biomass, Wind and emerging technologies such as Tidal Power.
Eco2 was set up in November 2002 and has already enjoyed considerable success with projects in a wide range of technologies from Onshore Wind, to Landfill Gas and Biomass. We are also involved with the research and development of other up-and-coming technologies, such as Tidal power.
Eco2 is committed to developing a broad based renewable energy business. Biomass plays a major role in our renewable energy portfolio, however we are also keen to use our environmentally sensitive, risk managed development expertise to build on our success in both current and emerging technologies.
Our approach recognises the need to balance commercial issues with the environmental benefits deriving from Renewable Energy projects, and we understand that this needs to be demonstrated at both strategic and local levels. We work closely with all key stakeholders, including local authorities, local community groups, planners, environmental groups and government departments, from a very early stage, to aid a successful project conversion.
Eco2 specialises in initiating, developing, financing and operating renewable energy projects throughout the UK and Europe.
With the team’s vast expertise in the Biomass sector, Eco2 managed the build and currently manages the fuel logistics and administration of the award winning Western Wood Energy Plant - a 14MWe wood fired project located in Port Talbot, South Wales.
In total Eco2 currently has 360MWe of Biomass projects in its development portfolio.
Eco2 won planning approval for a 40MWe straw-fired Biomass plant in Lincolnshire - the first in a £1.7billion programme to develop up to 10 straw-fired Biomass facilities across Europe.
Eco2 was granted planning permission for a second Biomass facility in Lincolnshire and plans one in Suffolk.
Eco2 also has planning consent for a €130 million straw-fired scheme in Osorno in Spain and has submitted an application for a similar project in Rioja.
The Frampton Landfill site, situated at RMC Cemex landfill site, to the south of Gloucester, started generating electricity in August 2004. The project produces up to 1,400kW of renewable energy by burning landfill gas. This is enough to supply the equivalent of 2,600 homes.
The landfill site at Berwick Farm started to generate electricity in August 2005. The site at Hallen in South Gloucestershire is now owned by SITA. The engine installed at the site generates up to 600kW of renewable energy by burning landfill gas. This is enough to supply the equivalent of 1,100 homes.
The Lyme and Wood Pits landfill site started to generate electricity in December 2005. The site at Haydock in Merseyside is owned by Cory Environmental. As part of our ongoing development of the site there are now four engines installed at the site which can generate 6,000kW of renewable energy by burning landfill gas. This is enough to supply the equivalent of 11,400 homes.
The Vigo Utopia site, again part of the Cory Environmental group, is situated in Walsall, West Midlands and started generating electricity in June 2006. Its twin engines generate up to 2,000kW of renewable energy by burning landfill gas. This is enough to supply the equivalent of 3,800 homes.
Landfill gas typically comprises 60 % methane and 40% carbon dioxide, both of which contribute to global warming. However, by using the gas to produce clean energy, its impact on the environment is reduced. Energy produced in this way also helps reduce our dependency on fossil fuels.