A Chinese company on Tuesday [20 October 2015] pledged 2 billion pounds ($3.1 billion) to build 299-megawatt biomass power station in two sites in Britain. SinoFortone Group, a Chinese private development company, announced on Tuesday it signed the contract with British firm Orthios Eco Parks Limited (Orthios) who developed the “Orthios Combined Food and Power” solution which will be used in the two green power stations in Holyhead and Port Talbot of Welsh…Full Article: China Daily Oct 2015

Key Point

  • The power stations will be fueled by imported plant waste, with excess generated heat to be used to warm indoor aquaculture farms and hydroponic crops.

ChinaAg Comment

  • In July 2015, DuPont and Jilin Province New Tianlong Industry signed an agreement to build China’s largest cellulosic ethanol manufacturing plant. Cellulosic ethanol is a type of biofuel (i.e. not a fossil fuel like coal, petroleum and natural gas) that is produced from wood, grasses, and other plants such as corn.

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