Sustainable Renewable and Clean Energy

Local fuel & local businesses

Estover is a renewable energy company planning to build a number of local-scale biomass Combined Heat & Power (CHP) plants in Scotland and England.

Generating electricity and heat from wood, known as biomass, is not a new idea – it has been around for decades and is widespread in Europe.

The circumstances are now right for biomass in the UK, where the fuel supply is sustainable and steam from the plant can be used by local industry.

Local benefits - jobs, forestry, wildlife & carbon savings

Our CHP plants have a number of benefits and this type of renewable energy generation has widespread support. You can read more across the website, or please get in touch if you have specific questions. 

  • All our fuel will be locally-sourced. We are working with groups of local forestry owners to source supplies of wood fuel from within an average of 50 miles, and often much closer. All harvesting will be done under strict Forestry Commission licences, and we will report regularly against EU sustainability criteria.
  • We support local forestry production and woodland management. We will use low-grade wood - our aim is to use as much wood fuel from the parts of the tree that have little or no use to other potential users as possible. This supports production of higher-grade wood, making forestry and woodland management more economic.
  • We support local industry. Our plants will provide low cost, low carbon energy to local businesses, helping them reduce costs as well as carbon emissions. This helps secure the future of vital local employers, often in rural locations.
  • We will create jobs. Our plants typically create about 40 jobs: 20 permanent jobs onsite, and a similar number in the supply chain.

Our News

EU Commission Publishes EU Forest Strategy

Stewart Boyle takes on Biofuelwatch in biomass sustainability debate

Planning granted at Discovery Park
Planning consent granted to new green energy plant in South East Enterprise Zone
DECC publishes analysis on UK biomass use

David MacKay criticises NGOsí misuse of Biomass Calculator data

Guardian explores potential for CCS with biomass

Estover on BBC News
Discovery Park project aired on BBC South East
New project proposed for South East England
Estover Energy has announced plans to develop a biomass CHP plant in the South East
 

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