In operation

We currently manage 4 operational gasification facilities in the UK, 3 of which were wholly developed by CoGen. They are regulated by the Environmental Agency and each receives between 30,000 and 300,000 tonnes of waste per year. Combined, they represent c.£250million of investment and have a gross capacity of more than 50MWe.


Welland Bio Power

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Welland Bio Power is a 10.6 MWe (gross) waste wood gasification facility located in Northamptonshire. The site was fully developed by CoGen, partnering with Welland Waste Management Limited to co-locate on its existing site.

The facility uses Nexterra technology to process 72,000 tonnes p.a. of feedstock supplied by Welland Waste Management’s adjacent waste timber processing facility. Such locally sourced fuel significantly reduces the delivery miles of the waste, ensuring we derive the maximum benefit by reducing any negative environmental impact.


In November 2018 CoGen, through our wholly owned subsidiary Nexterra Operations, took over the O&M contract at the facility, further enhancing our service offering.

CoGen’s current involvement:

Management Services
Operations & Maintenance contract

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Ince Bio Power

Ince Bio Power is a 26.5 MWe (gross) waste wood gasification facility located at Protos, Cheshire. Formerly known as Ince Park, it utilises Outotec fluidised bed advanced gasification technology to process 157,000 tonnes p.a. of waste wood feedstock.

Ince Park Renewables supply the fuel and ensure that all feedstock is from the local economy. A joint venture between MWH Treatment Limited and Black & Veatch Limited carried out the EPC contract.

Operations and Maintenance is carried out by MWH Treatment Limited. CoGen managed the construction and operation of the facility on behalf of the project company and also manage the company itself. Our funding partner for this project was Bioenergy Infrastructure Limited.

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CoGen’s current involvement:

Management Services

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Birmingham Bio Power

Birmingham Bio Power in Tyseley is a 10.3MWe (gross) waste wood gasification facility. Developed by the CoGen team and utilising Nexterra gasification technology, this project was constructed by our construction partners MWH Treatment Limited.

Built on the site of Webster and Horsfall, the oldest company in Birmingham, this project has seeded the development of a renewable hub in the centre of Birmingham. Its location next to the existing main waste incinerator in Birmingham ensures we minimise the local impact on the environment.

Our timber supplier is a local company, Jack Moody Envirofuels Limited. Part of Jack Moody Group, a family owned business which has been centred in the West Midlands for over half a century, ensures that we are utilising local waste to drive the local economy.

Balfour Beatty Investments were the lead funder on the project, working with us to co-ordinate multiple debt and equity partners to deliver the first significant project of its kind in the UK.

CoGen’s current involvement:

Management Services


Dartmoor Bio Power

Dartmoor Bio Power is a 4.3MWe wood waste advanced gasification facility located in Plymouth, utilising Nexterra technology.

Our feedstock supplier is a local waste timber aggregator which ensures all of our waste feedstock comes from within the local area. This is an exciting project as the private wire arrangement and heat off-take has provided benefit to one of the largest employers in the local area helping secure their position within the local economy.

The Dartmoor project was instrumental in positioning CoGen as the leading advanced gasification developer in the UK.

CoGen’s current involvement:

Management Services

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In construction

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Hooton Bio Power - construction progress Week 32

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Hooton Bio Power

In October 2018 we reached financial close for the 24MW Hooton Bio Power facility, located on the Wirral in Cheshire. This is our largest project to date and will treat up to 270,000 tonnes p.a. of residual municipal solid waste using proven Kobelco technology. This will be the first project in the UK for Kobelco.

The facility is the UK’s first non-subsidised waste gasification project of this size, and is now 100% owned by Aviva Investors. Construction by EPC contractor BWSC started in November 2018, and we retain a key role in the project’s delivery through long-term Management Service Agreements (MSA).

Hooton Bio Power - construction progress at 31 July 2019

Hooton Bio Power - construction progress at 31 July 2019


In development

We have an impressive portfolio of projects, each at various stages of development. Our Hooton Park project will serve as the blueprint when rolling out a number of future projects; we expect to replicate the structure, model and design of the Hooton facility, using the same EPC contractors, feedstock supplier and funder.

The UK Department for International Trade recently promoted a selection of our ‘in development’ portfolio to investors in China. Read the brochure here.

For more information on development opportunities, please get in touch with our development team at