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Scottish town receives biopower loan boost

A Scottish association has secured a loan to help build a renewable heating system near Oban.

The West Highland Housing Association (WHHA) will use the £400,000 ($638,350) given by a government initiative called the Warm Homes Fund, to construct a biomass district heating network at Dunbeg.

The electricity created would be enough to generate power for 50 homes and construction is due to start in December.

‘We are grateful for the government's support in this project,’  WHHA operations manager Graeme Bruce was quoted as saying. ‘This is one of a number of projects we are looking at that contributes towards our aims of being able to provide affordable, sustainable heat along with actively reducing the carbon production from our housing stock.’

Construction is believed to take around 15 months.