Biomass CHP Plant

Potters Recycling have gained planning permission to develop a Biomass CHP plant at its Welshpool headquarters, processing waste timber to generate electricity and heat.

Potters Recycling currently receive waste wood which is shredded, stockpiled and then sent out to be used to form chipboard. The requirement for waste wood within the local chipboard plant varies as can be seen in the fluctuation of size of the stockpile within the Welshpool yard.

Waste wood is received from all across the Shropshire and Powys borders from the Welshpool, Shrewsbury, Oswestry, Newtown, Llanfair Caereinion, Llanfyllin, Montgomery, Llanymynech, Machynlleth, Llanidloes, Caersws, Carno Knighton, Presteigne, Brecon, Bishops Castle, Telford, Guilsfield and Berriew areas.

Some of our waste wood is sent to landfill, the new development will see all waste wood recycled to produce energy.

The shredded wood will be burnt within the plant in a controlled manner and the heat generated used to produce steam which will pass through a turbine to produce electricity. The condensed steam, as hot water, will be used within the heating system.