Helius Energy misses self-imposed Q3 deadline to submit planning application for proposed £300M wood-fired power plant in Southampton, England; company reaffirms it will submit application, does not provide time frame

LOS ANGELES , October 28, 2013 () – Helius Energy Plc. has missed its self-imposed deadline to submit a planning application for a proposed £300 million wood-fired power plant in Southampton, England, by the end of the third quarter, the British Broadcasting Corp. (BBC) reported on Oct. 27.

The company, which originally intended to submit the planning application in fall 2012, reaffirmed that it is still planning to submit the application, but did not provide a time
frame for submission.

Steven Galton of No Southampton Biomass (NSB) said he felt Helius Energy had delayed submitting its application for the Southampton facility while trying to secure financing for a proposed biomass plant in Avonmouth, England. The Avonmouth facility has been approved for up to £33 billion in government-guaranteed financing, according to a government announcement last week, the BBC reported.

The primary source of this article is the British Broadcasting Corporation, London, England, on Oct. 27, 2013.

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