Huge Biomass Incinerator Gets Go-ahead in Scotland
June 3, 2013. Source: The Herald Scotland
Scotland's largest combined heat and power biomass plant has been given the go-ahead by the Scottish Government.
Planning consent was granted for the £465 million development which, when finished, should have the capacity to continuously heat the equivalent of 1,000 Olympic-sized swimming pools. The wood-fuelled plant is being developed by Forth Energy, a joint venture between Forth Ports and SSE.
When completed it is expected to generate up to 120 megawatts (MW) of electricity, said to be enough to meet the needs of 92% of the Falkirk Council area. It will be built on an 18-hectacre site at Grangemouth port. Construction will begin after a year of design and engineering work.