Ferrybridge Multifuel

  • Category: Thermal
  • Energy type: Multifuel
  • Project type: Asset

Multifuel Energy Ltd. (MEL) operates a new £300 million multifuel plant on land owned by SSE at Ferrybridge ‘C’ Power Station near Knottingley in West Yorkshire. This project is called Ferrybridge Multifuel 1 (FM1).

Multifuel Energy Ltd (MEL) is a 50:50 joint venture between SSE plc and Wheelabrator Technologies Inc.

FM1 is capable of generating around 68MW of low carbon electricity using a range of fuel sources, including waste-derived fuels from various sources of municipal sold waste, commercial and industrial waste and waste wood. The plant takes fuels from across Yorkshire and the wider region.

FM1 works in a similar manner to the existing coal fired power station on the site. Fuel is burned under controlled conditions to raise high temperature steam which is then used to generate electricity. Some of the steam will be used for heating purposes within the multifuel plant itself.

For further on the Multifuel projects at Ferrybridge, please visit www.multifuelenergy.com