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Biomass CHP Feasibility

There has been some discussion relating to the development of a biomass CHP system for Cathays Park, Cardiff. The system would serve the University, WAG and City buildings.

The main points relating to the project are summarised below:

  • It would 'decarbonise' a large area of the city, and link to the WAG, City and Universities ambitions for a low carbon future.
  • It would be located on the University's Maindy site.
  • It would be fuelled by wood biomass sourced from the Wales forestry.
  • The fuel would be collected and processed close to its source, which would provide a regional economic link between the city and the rural area of Wales.
  • There is the option for the fuel to be transported to the Maindy site by rail.

Phil Jones