Daily Post: 150 jobs created by biomass company on Anglesey02/05/2013
50 jobs in the short term with another 100 when the operation starts to grow
MORE than 100 jobs will be created on Anglesey by a biomass company.
Mere Environmental have chosen to base its UK Biomass distribution and processing centre on the island with biomass fuel brought into Holyhead port from West Africa.
This initial stage will create 50 jobs with another 100 jobs created when the firm starts to grows trees for biomass fuel on the island.
The fuel will power biomass plants across the UK.
Founder and Chief Executive Mark Hogg says Anglesey makes the ideal location for the centre of their UK operation.
He said: "The process will see part processed wood being shipped to Anglesey for the final stages in production of power station fuel.
"With the location of the port and the onward distribution network available on the island Anglesey ticks all the boxes.
"Six sites were considered for the site around the UK but the Renewable Island policy being pushed
by the Local Authority makes the environment perfect.
"The company expect to create around 50
jobs in the first phase with a second phase of growing biomass on the Island following over the next
two years. The growing process is expected to create a further 100 jobs."
Mere Environmental own and operate large scale timber plantations in West Africa, with over 10,000 acres under plantation of Teak trees. They are located in Cheshire. The company employs between 750 and 2000 staff in West Africa.