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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 a year.

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.

Originally published by Newsquest Media Group.

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