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Olympic Games 2012: Energy

Volume 712: debated on Monday 5 October 2009


Asked by

To ask Her Majesty's Government what progress has been made in using biomass from waste food or crops to provide power for the Olympic Park at Stratford. [HL5074]

The Olympic Park has an energy centre which, during Games time, will produce its energy from the combustion of both natural mains gas and biomass with the majority of energy being produced through the combustion of natural gas. There are also separate wood burning boilers which will produce entirely renewable energy and current plans are that these will use wood pellet rather than wood waste.

The London Development Agency (LDA) is currently assessing the potential for a waste-derived gas solution to replace natural gas in the energy centre in legacy, which would then make the energy supply system wholly renewable.

In addition, the LDA is looking at the possibility of a local food waste-to-fuel conversion plant to utilise Games-time food waste.