By locating our proposed small-scale renewable electricity generation facility at Shoreham Port we are able to transport our fuel by ship directly to site in bulk, therefore we will not increase heavy goods vehicle road traffic.
We will not generate electricity from virgin vegetable oils which are deemed to be suitable for human consumption.
We plan to use the following bio fuels to generate electricity at Shoreham:
- used cooking oil sourced and processed on the continent to a specification suitable for power generation.
- category one animal tallow, a product deemed suitable only for energy generation and road transport fuel use.
- an oil derived from tall oil pitch which is a by product of wood pulp manufacture, produced during the wood pulping of mainly fast growing coniferous trees in Scandinavia and Canada.
- crude and refined vegetable oils which as a result of insurance salvage are deemed unfit for human consumption.
All these independently audited oils will be subject to the sustainability criteria within the Renewable Obligation, a Government scheme designed to encourage generation of electricity from renewable sources.
Our facility will operate under the terms of an Environment Agency licence.