Proposed CHP plant approved in Scotland

Forth Energy, a joint venture between Forth Ports and SSE, will begin construction of its proposed renewable combined heat and power (CHP) plant at the Port of Rosyth after it was granted consent from the Scottish government.

The £325 million (€390 million) plant will use sustainably sourced wood from overseas to generate 120MW of electricity and 30MW of heat. The wood will arrive by barge and be discharged directly to the plant.

Responding to the news, Stephanie Clark, policy manager at Scottish Renewables, says: 'This consent is great news for the renewables industry in Scotland – and particularly for the growing renewable heat sector. Biomass can play an important role in Scotland's energy mix and combined heat and power plants like Rosyth will help to meet our renewable energy targets as well as reducing carbon emissions.'

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