Forth Energy scraps biomass plans in Scotland

Forth Energy, a joint venture between SSE and Forth Ports, says it is not continuing with plans to develop the Grangemouth and Rosyth biomass-fired power plants in the UK.

Both projects have gained consent from the Scottish government and Forth Energy is investigating options to attract other developers to take the projects forward.

As previously reported by Bioenergy Insight in January, the £325 million (€393 million) Rosyth-based project was to utilise biomass procured from overseas to generate 120MW of electricity and 30MW of heat. In Grangemouth, the combined heat and power (CHP) facility was expected to generate 120MW of electricity and 200MW and heat, at an investment of £465 million.

Additionally, Forth said in a statement that it has also abandoned a biomass project in Dundee: 'We have withdrawn our applications for the proposed plant at the Port of Dundee following an objection from Dundee City Council.'

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