Tyseley Energy Park Masterplan
Tyseley Energy Park Masterplan
Tyseley Energy Park (TEP) has a mission to transform clean energy innovation in Birmingham and across the region by stimulating and demonstrating new technologies and turning them in to fully commercially viable energy systems that contribute to Birmingham’s commitments to reduce CO2 emissions by 2030. Through our ambitious development plan we are committed to delivering low and zero carbon power, transport, heat, waste and recycling solutions for a greener, cleaner, healthier Birmingham.
Phase One: 10MW Waste Wood Biomass Power Plant
On the first phase of Tyseley Energy Park, £47 million was invested into a 10MW waste wood biomass power plant. This plant supplies Webster and Horsfall’s manufacturing operation and tenants across the sixteen acre site with renewable electricity. This provides the foundations for a decentralised controllable Distributed Energy System in this location.
The biomass power plant has created 19 new jobs and diverted 72,000 tonnes of waste wood from going to landfill. The sustainable power generated is equivalent to the amount required to power 17,000 local homes.
Phase Two: The UK’s first low and zero carbon refuelling station
Strategically located between the city centre and Birmingham airport, this station supplies public and commercial vehicles with a range of sustainable fuels that reduce emissions. The fuels that will be available include; hydrogen from ITM Power, commercial scale electric chargers, compressed natural gas from CNG Fuels and drop-in biodiesels with reduced emissions such as Shell GTL fuel from Certas Energy.
Phase Three: Energy from Waste
As part of a relentless drive to make industry in the city greener, the next generation of waste reprocessing technologies will be developed on phase three, using clean energy linked to city-wide grid infrastructure. Power generated within the site will be from renewable sources including the biomass plant on phase one and the energy from waste plant planned for phase three. This clean energy will be used to support the growth of the Webster and Horsfall Group’s manufacturing operation helping to achieve its’ sustainability goals and reduce the unit price of products manufactured.
Phase Four: The Birmingham Energy Innovation Centre
The University of Birmingham’s £7 million Birmingham Energy Innovation Centre (BEIC) has been funded by the Greater Birmingham & Solihull Local Enterprise Partnership (GBSLEP). Opened in July 2021, it is the home of R&D, benchmarking and validation, business support, manufacturing systems integration and modelling expertise across the (public/private/academic) energy, waste and transportation systems sectors all in the one facility.
Working with existing energy and transportation system stakeholders, the BEIC is stimulateing collaborative research and development projects to overcome local energy and low carbon transport challenges, demonstrating new and emerging technologies.
By supporting the development and deployment of these new technologies at scale, the BEIC is helping decarbonise electricity and heat and improve the environmental performance of the city as it seeks to achieve net zero CO2 emissions by 2030.
Phase Five: Supporting Low Carbon Focused SME’s
We have created an environment where transport, heat and power focused businesses can receive support and collaboration opportunities in a location that is a key focus of Birmingham’s decarbonisation efforts.
Incubation space is available at TEP via two SME support programmes. The Climate Innovation Platform and the Energy Transition Centre programmes have been designed to provide businesses with access to packages of support that will drive the development of an SME’s low carbon business offerings.