E.ON has been given the approval for its planned 150MW biomass power plant by the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) in Bristol, UK.

The project, which will ultimately generate enough power for up to 160,000 households, will be fueled with mainly imported wood pellets, energy crops and local waste wood to produce electricity.

The bioenergy was recognised as a key fuel source in helping achieve Britain’s aim to source 15% of its overall energy from renewable sources by 2020, reports Reuters.

Biomass has the potential to provide 30% of that target, said DECC.