Westfield was the first chicken litter fuelled plant in the world to use advanced fluidised bed combustion. The plant was the first biomass fuelled generator in Scotland. The maximum power output from the plant is 9.8 MW.
The fuel consumption of the plant is 110,000 tonnes p.a. Chicken litter is supplied from farms all over Scotland with 85% being sourced from one major company under long term contract. The plant has successfully trialled the burning of feathers.
The bubbling fluidised bed combustor has proved highly effective and, in addition, produces a very fine quality ash that is rich in phosphates and potassium. The ash is sold as a high quality agricultural fertiliser by another group company Fibrophos.
The plant is located on the Westfield Business Park, Fife, Scotland.