REG Bio-Power's projects are located around the country.
The Bentwaters site opened in 2008 and is located on a business park in central Suffolk. It provides 6MW of electricity to the National Grid as part of REG Bio-Power’s STOR contract – delivering additional power generation at times of unexpected demand.
Our state-of-the-art facility at Freedom Farm Recycling Park near Thetford in Norfolk can recover up to 20 million litres of used cooking oil a year into our patented renewable bioliquid LF100 without the use of chemicals or heat. The site has been operational since October 2010 and also hosts a 400kW CHP unit which runs on LF100.
The 2MW Leeds North site commenced operation in October 2011. Leeds North feeds into the National Grid alongside our Bentwaters site, making a combined contribution of 8MW.
Whitemoor is the latest addition to REG Bio-Power’s fleet of renewable energy generating stations. It is capable of providing 18MW of clean electricity using state-of-the-art engines powered by a unique fuel recovered from used cooking oil. The plant comprises 10 Caterpillar engines which began generating in November 2014.
REG Bio-Power recovers waste cooking oil into a patented bioliquid which is used to generate clean electricity in our bespoke power stations.
The company has established a countrywide network of collection tanks installed at local authority household waste sites along with a substantial logistics business that collects from Commercial and Industrial sources. Through an entirely additive-free patented process of filtration and sedimentation at our purpose-built plant, we convert used cooking oil into our LF100 bioliquid.
In 2010, the Department of Energy and Climate Change funded an in-depth study into the Greenhouse Gas (GHG) benefits of using of vegetable oils for electricity, heat, transport and industrial purposes. The findings showed that of these applications, the highest absolute savings in emissions is achieved using refined vegetable oil derived from used cooking oil to generate energy.
Since 2008 our power stations, fuelled by LF100, have clocked up many thousands of hours generating renewable power.
REG Bio-Power operates our contracts to supply Short Term Operating Reserve (STOR) to the National Grid. Our fleet has proven perfectly suited to meeting the National Grid’s requirement for power at short notice at times of unscheduled demand, helping keep the lights on at UK homes and businesses since 2011.