Peel Environmental and CoGen are exploring opportunities to develop a portfolio of energy from waste projects in the UK totalling 105 MW.

The projects would include a 21.5 MW biomass facility due to be commissioned later this year at Peel Environmental’s Protos industrial hub in Cheshire.

That facility was built by CoGen and uses recovered waste wood as a fuel, the firm said.

“We are delighted to be partnering with Peel Environmental and are excited to be working with them going forward to deliver multiple similar projects,” said CoGen CEO Ian Brooking. “CoGen has a significant pipeline of projects coming through and is now firmly established as the major player in advanced gasification in the UK.”

CoGen is due to commission a number of biomass facilities in the UK later this year, including Dartmoor Bio Power (4.3 MWe) in Plymouth and Welland Bio Power (10.6 MWe) in Northamptonshire.

“Cogen have been at the core of our progress at Protos and we’re looking forward to working together to drive investment and deliver energy solutions in other parts of the country,” said Peel Environmental Managing Director Myles Kitcher.

Last year CoGen commissioned a 10 MW biomass plant in Tyseley, Birmingham.