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 

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

Phase two at TEP is 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

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.

Birmingham Energy Innovation Centre

Phase Four

Phase four of the TEP site will be home to the Birmingham Energy Innovation Centre (BEIC). Led by the University of Birmingham the BEIC will promote innovation in waste, energy and low carbon vehicle systems across the West Midlands. The BEIC will be 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.

TEP Masterplan