Irish company Solar 21 is the founder and majority shareholder of the project that scooped the award for Best Renewables Project/Installation in the Humber Area at the Humber Renewables Awards in Hull last night.
The award-winning entry, the Tansterne Advanced Biomass Project, is a 21 MW biomass plant developed and constructed near Hull, England, by Solar 21, in partnership with plant designers HRS Ltd and steel fabricators CF Struthers Ltd.
The project beat Enrolled Freeman of Grimsby and Crown Paints, the other finalists in the category, to land the award. This is the sixth annual Humber Renewables Awards, this year sponsored by Siemens, which operates a wind turbine blade factory in the region. 24 companies and organisations were shortlisted in eight categories. The success of the awards underlines Humberside’s dominance in renewable energy in the UK.