SE5624 : Defunct Arbre power station

taken 7 years ago, near to Eggborough, North Yorkshire, Great Britain

Defunct Arbre power station
Defunct Arbre power station
Arbre - Arable Biomass Renewable Energy. Built in about 1998 and closed in 2001/2002 following financial and technical difficulties. It was sold to an American company in 2003 and has been mothballed ever since. There was on site security in addition to a plethora of keep out notices and high security fencing.

The really interesting bit though is the technology. BIGCC - Biomass Integrated Gasification Combined Cycle using short rotation coppice (SRC) willow. The willow is gasified in an atmospheric air blown fluidised bed to produce a gas that is cleaned up and burnt in an Alstom Typhoon gas turbine to drive an alternator. the exhaust gas is passed through a heat recovery steam generator to make steam to drive a steam turbo-alternator. The gross power output was 10 MW but due to high parasitic loads, only 8 MW was exported to the grid and apparently it ran for a total of 8 days.
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Date Taken
Sunday, 25 March, 2012   (more nearby)
Monday, 26 March, 2012
Geographical Context
Energy infrastructure 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SE 5673 2416 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:42.6473N 1:8.5193W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SE 5675 2413
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North-northwest (about 337 degrees)
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