RWE npower – Tilbury post-combustion project
RWE npower had been planning to build and operate a 1000MW supercritical coal power station at the site of its coal and biomass-fired power plant in Tilbury, Essex. The company completed a feasibility study for the plant, which would have incorporated post-combustion capture technology to capture up to 90% of the plant's CO2 emissions per annum. Start-up had been planned for 2016. Tilbury was originally entered into the UK government's first CCS Competition, but did not pre-qualify.
In early 2010, RWE announced that it had begun investigating a new, combined cycle gas turbine plant instead, alongside plans to convert the existing power station to 100% biomass. The company decided in 2011 to pursue plans to refurbish and operate the facility as a dedicated biomass plant. All previous plans were effectively cancelled.
More on Tilbury biomass project here.