We will not generate electricity from virgin vegetable oils which are deemed to be suitable for human consumption.
We plan to use the following bio fuels to generate electricity at Shoreham:
- glycerine and used cooking oil sourced and processed on the continent to a specification suitable for power generation
- category one animal tallow, a product deemed suitable only for energy generation and road transport fuel use
- an oil derived from tall oil pitch which is a by product of wood pulp manufacture
- crude and refined vegetable oils which as a result of insurance salvage are deemed unfit for human consumption.
All these independently audited oils will be subject to the sustainability criteria within the Renewable Obligation, a Government scheme designed to encourage generation of electricity from renewable sources.
Our facility will operate under the terms of an Environment Agency licence.