He claims that combined heat and power (CHP) plants, which are prized by the industrial and health sectors, are an excellent way of generating electricity on a business's premises.
Mr Howell says: "By learning from expertise gained across Europe where environmental drivers have been at the forefront of technical developments for longer than in the UK the environmental performance of CHP plants has been enhanced."
Dalkia is pushing the use of recycled wood in CHPs and says pallets, off-cuts, boxes and packaging can all be used to supplement a company's electricity supply.
The company is a specialist in energy generation solutions and has contracts with more than 50 UK hospitals.
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