“Eco 2″ who are behind the £80-million development have bought over 10 acres of the former British Sugar factor, which is currently known as Glanford Vale Business Park.
The project was given the go-ahead by a Government planning inspector late last year, and the scheme is expected to provide biomass power to 65,000 homes in the area.
A spokesperson for Eco 2 said:
“We are pleased that the Brigg Renewable Energy Project is progressing following us getting planning permission in October 2011. The land deal has been done and we are now working towards securing financing for the plant…”
Not only will the Biomass Plant create 80 new jobs in the area, but it will also generate up to 300 million units of electricity – which is more than enough to supply all of North Lincolnshire homes.
Further benefits from the biomass plant include the local straw suppliers receiving contracts of up to £6million a year and the ash at the end of the process being further recycled for fertiliser.