Green Power Plant Will Cut Emissions
Jul 21, 2008 - Evening Times
Glasgow - A new GBP100million biomass power
plant in Scotland will cut carbon emissions by 250,000 tonnes
The 45 megawatt combined heat and power biomass
plant at Tullis Russell paper mill at Markinch, Fife will
supply one-third of its power to the mill and the rest to
the national grid.
The Scottish Government will provide GBP8.1m
Regional Selective Assistance grant aid for the project,
a joint venture between RWE npower Cogen and Tullis Russell.
First Minister Alex Salmond visited the site
and said the project was "a significant investment in Scotland".
The plant will create 30 jobs and safeguard
a further 540 as well as reducing emissions from the current
coalfi red plant.
Scotland has a target of producing 31per
cent of power from renewable sources by 2011.
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