Mendlesham REP is a proposed straw-powered electricity generating plant, to be located on land adjacent to Mendlesham Industrial Estate near Mendlesham, Wetheringsett-cum-Brockford.  It will use straw sourced from local farms to generate some 300 million units of green electricity each year – equivalent to the needs of 65,000 households. 

Brought to you by Eco2 Ltd - specialists in developing renewable energy projects throughout the UK and Europe - it will become the heart of a multi-million pound market for straw, building on the area’s strong ties to wheat farming to create a thriving, local industry:

  • £8 million will be spent each year in the local area on fuel
  • 80 permanent jobs will be created
  • 200 jobs will be created during the construction phase
  • £100 million will be spent during the construction phase