Tyseley Energy Park Masterplan

Tyseley Energy Park Masterplan

Situated on the site of Webster and Horsfalls 300 year old manufacturing facility, Tyseley Energy Park (TEP) is set to drive forward industrial growth alongside growth within the green technologies sector. TEP is located within an industrial regeneration area and is also zoned within the Tyseley Environmental Enterprise District (TEED).

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.

Phase Four

Phase four of the TEP site will be home to the University of Birmingham’s Innovation Hub. The first phase of the building will have space for research facilities around thermal energy storage, strategic elements and critical materials, hydrogen and fuel cells and thermo-catalytic reforming. This hub will also have facilities to support teaching and business development. A later phase of development include a business incubation space, skills academy and community hub. The hub will help companies successfully engage with the revolution that is happening in transport, energy and the circular economy.