Ironbridge Power Station, which generates up to 1,000MW of electricity, is planning to convert to use wood pellets as its main fuel.
E.On has applied for permission to build a football pitch sized store on site for the pellets, which would be sourced principally from North America.
Due to be decommissioned in 2015, it currently burns coal from Russia.
The owners said the change would “facilitate a significant reduction in carbon emissions”.
The company added that the fuel would be “subject to strict controls to ensure this material is only sourced from accredited sustainably managed woodlands”.
From BBC News: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-shropshire-17563391Tags: biomass power plant, E.On, Ironbridge Power Station, renewable electricity, wood pellet power plant