Helvellyn Group, the manufacturer of high energy, low impact solid fuels, has been granted planning permission for their second fuel production facility in the UK.
On 6th February, permission was granted to raise the roof line and alter the footprint of a consented development, whilst including a new onsite substation, air filtration unit and external tank.
The timely decision by the local authority allows Helvellyn to progress with the £16m investment into their second UK plant for the production of renewable alternative fuel for power generators and industrial coal users, such as cement producers.
When operational, the plant will be able to produce 96,000 tons of low greenhouse gas coal equivalent fuel per year. This puts Helvellyn well on the way to their target of producing 1.2m tons per anum by 2023, helping to reduce heavy industry’s reliance on coal as part of the UK’s journey to a zero carbon future.
Construction of the building is due to start imminently, with contracted production due to commence in Q1 2021.