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Construction to begin at St Andrews biomass plant in Scotland

Construction work is due to begin on a new biomass pipeline at the planned St Andrews University biomass plant in Scotland.

Located at Guardbridge, Fife, the £25 million (€32.5m) plant is being built on the site of a former paper mill.

Hot water will be pumped from the plant four miles underground to provide heating to laboratories and student housing at St Andrews.

The construction works are expected to last approximately eight weeks.

The project, started in 2013, is backed by a £10 million investment from the Scottish Funding Council, which is supporting carbon reduction schemes across Scottish higher education.

St Andrews University is aiming to become the first carbon-neutral university in the UK.