Aalborg Energie Technik a/s (AET) Biomass Power Plant:

EPR Glanford (Fibrogen), Scunthorpe, UK

EPR Glanford (previously Glanford Power Station) is a biomass-fired power plant located on the Flixborough Industrial Estate, near Scunthorpe in North Lincolnshire.

It generates 15 MWe of electricity which is enough to provide power to around 32,000 homes. The plant was designed for utilising poultry litter as the sole fuel, and was only the second of this kind of power station in the world to have ever been built when it went into operation in 1993.

The station is owned by Energy Power Resources Ltd (EPRL).

Both Fibrogen Power Station and Fibropower Power Station (the world’s first chicken litter-fired plant) were supplied by Aalborg Industries; today, the project personnel involved are part of AET.

Fuel Conversion to MBM

In 1999 and 2000, AET carried out a fuel conversion so that Glanford Power Station was able to burn 100% meat and bone meal (MBM).


Very High Availability in the UK

Although the plant is 20 years old, the availability at the Glanford Power Station and Fibropower (Eye Power Station – its sister plant) is very high. Please see data published by OFGEM.


AET Scope of Supply

Employees at AET have carried out the original design, engineering, supply, erection and commissioning of the complete plant and AET upgraded the plant in 1999-2000. The total system supplied includes:

  • Fuel reception, handling and storage systems for chicken litter/MBM
  • Fuel feeding and dosing system
  • Spreader Stoker and travelling grate
  • Combustion air system
  • Oil burner
  • Biomass boiler with superheater and economiser
  • SNCR DeNOx system
  • Steam air preheaters
  • Bag filter
  • Flue gas system and stack
  • Ash handling system
  • Water/steam system
  • Water treatment plant
  • Steam turbine
  • Condenser and cooling tower
  • Electrical system
  • Instrumentation
  • PLC control and SCADA system
  • Boiler, turbine and service building
  • Civil works.

Additional Information

To obtain more information about this biomass-fired plant and about AET: Contact AET sales.

Boiler: 50 MWth
  67 bara
  450 °C

Electrical power:

15 MWe

Even after 20 years the availability of the Glanford Power Station, and its sister plant - Eye Power Station, is very high. Click on  the image to view data from OFGEM.

Poultry litter was one of the fuels used in the Glanford plant.

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