Scottish businesses look to invest in biomass power

A Scottish brewery, dairy farm and ice cream manufacturer are all set to benefit from anaerobic digestion (AD) facilities that will provide heat and power for their operations.

Renewable energy consultancy group Natural Power has been awarded three separate biomass contracts to oversee the feasibility of the project for the three companies.

The brewery is based in Glasgow, the ice cream manufacturer in Aberdeenshire and the dairy at Barony College in Dumfries. Once developed, the clients will own the asset and benefit from the feed-in tariffs.

Work on the sites will include preliminary site investigations to ascertain the viability of the project focussing on key areas of concern – namely fuel, grid, land, technology and project finance.

The Barony project will see Natural Power’s biomass services extended to site design, tendering and planning.

Speaking about the newly acquired contracts, Natural Power’s senior manager of biomass services Dan Gates said: “Once developed, the projects will be a great demonstration of the significant benefits that biomass and on-site heat and power can bring to communities and local businesses throughout the UK.”

Maxine Perella

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