Approval granted for £150m renewable gas plant in Cheshire

The Bio-Substitute Natural Gas plant will generate renewable gas from up to 175,000 tonnes of bio-resources, including unrecyclable wood and refuse-derived fuel

Plans submitted for plastics to hydrogen facility in Cheshire

The £7m plant is expected to treat up to 35 tonnes of unrecyclable plastics a day and create a local source of hydrogen

SSE to close its last coal-fired power plant in Cheshire

It is currently consulting with 158 employees at the Fiddler’s Ferry site as well as trade unions

Plans for ‘UK’s first’ waste plastic to hydrogen facility

The hydrogen produced could be used to power buses and heavy goods vehicles, before being rolled out to fuel cars

Investment worth £480m secured for Cheshire energy recovery facility

Tata Chemicals Europe says the plant is expected to help divert around 600,000 tonnes of waste from landfill

SSE to close unit at Fiddler’s Ferry coal power station

That will take the capacity of the power station from 1,995MW to 1,510MW in total

Cheshire smart grid research secures £200k grant

A proposal for a multi-vector energy system that is capable of being scaled up to other regions of the UK will be developed

United Utilities fined £3,500 for highway safety breach

A water supplier has been ordered to pay £6,500, including costs, for breaching highway safety precautions in Cheshire. United Utilities Water pleaded guility for failing to ensure its works were adequately safeguarded, causing pedestrians to use a busy highway with passing traffic, to manoeuvre around the works. A street works inspector from Cheshire East Council […]

Cheshire hydro project raises £635,000 in two days

A hydro project in Cheshire has raised a total of £635,000 in 51 hours. The 80kW Church Minshull scheme on the River Weaver is expected to generate around 305MWh of clean electricity every year. That’s enough to power around 77 homes. Developers Hydrosense Renewables and Triodos Bank, which is running the scheme’s corporate finance, said […]

SSE to keep Fiddler’s Ferry coal plant open an extra year

A coal-fired power plant in Cheshire is to remain open until at least March 31st next year. SSE said the 1,455MW Fiddler’s Ferry plant has secured a one-year contract to provide ancillary services to National Grid starting today. It covers one of the three available units at the site which employs 213 people. The energy […]