24 January 2011

Shoreham Port has secured an agreement with Stobart Biomass to export large quantities of wood chip to Northern Europe and Scandinavia for use in producing power.

Stobart Biomass sources waste wood and life expired materials from the construction, demolition, waste and recycling markets from around the local region. This material would otherwise be destined for UK landfill sites.

The waste wood is shredded & processed into a finished usable product (wood chip) and exported via ship to power stations in N.Europe and Scandinavia where it is burnt producing electricity and hot water for use in heating systems.  Tonnages being exported are around 80,000 tonne from Shoreham for 2011.

Alan Motterham - Commercial and Operations Director says "This is a great opportunity for Shoreham Port and we are delighted to be working with Stobarts and their customers. We are investing in a new crane and grab, to ensure a quick and efficient operation".

Stobarts Biomass Managing Director, Paul Davenport says "We see enormous potential in biomass energy, and we are looking forward to teaming up with Shoreham Port to develop a supply chain from Sussex into Northern Europe".

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