Plans for a renewable energy plant in Shoreham, West Sussex, have been submitted by Edgeley Green Power.
The company is hoping to build the £20 million facility alongside an existing power plant and have it in operation by 2014, the BBC reports.
Running on vegetable oil and animal fat, it is estimated the station could generate enough electricity to run 18,000 homes.
The proposals have been welcomed by Adur Council leader Neil Parkin, who approved revisions that included the use of only environmentally-friendly fuels.
Councillor Parkin said: "They have changed it to take into account local concerns and it could create some jobs locally, so yes, it is looking good."
The local authority's decision on the proposals is expected to be delivered within 13 weeks.
Edgeley Green Power hopes to help the UK embrace its rapidly expanding renewable energy industry and ensure the country meets its target to become a leading supplier of green energy.
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