Construction of Fife’s low carbon energy centre begins

The £24m Glenrothes Energy Network will provide low carbon heat to a mix of industrial, commercial and domestic properties

Funding of £460k announced for Scottish wind facility

New funding has been announced for a flagship offshore wind research centre in Scotland. The Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult’s facility in Fife is already a demonstration hub for businesses across the UK to test their designs on a next-generation 7MW offshore wind turbine. The Scottish Government is providing £460,000 of funding, which is being […]

Fife Council gets world’s first hydrogen-diesel bin lorries

The world’s first hydrogen dual fuel bin lorries have been delivered to Fife Council in Scotland. Liverpool-based ULEMCo, owner of the dual fuel technology, carried out the conversion of the bin lorries to run both on hydrogen and diesel. The two Heil Farid vehicles can switch from diesel to hydrogen when operating in densely populated […]

Scotland approves energy projects worth £390m

A wind farm and a biomass project worth £390 million in total have been given the green light by the Scottish Government. Developer Eneco Wind UK will build the £65 million Moy wind farm near Inverness with 20 turbines. It will have a total capacity of up to 66MW – enough to power around 31,000 […]

Work begins on biomass silos in Scotland

Work has begun on RWE npower renewables’ biomass plant at Markinch, near Fife in Scotland. Work on the three woodchip storage silos started in mid-March and designer and contractor Kirk Environmental says the first silo has almost reached its finished height of 18m above the ground. The plant is run with papermakers Tullis Russell and will replace […]

Novel wind turbine gets support in Scotland

The Scottish Government has granted permission for the testing of a new type of wind turbine, further cementing their desire to be a centre for future renewable technologies. 2B Energy has been given permission to test a 6MW, two bladed wind turbine 20 metres off the coast of Fife, with the electricity generated to be […]

SSE shuts power station and scales back another

Scottish and Southern Energy has shut down a loss-making gas-fired power station and scaled back plans for a newbuild facility because of “increasingly difficult” market conditions. The company has suspended commercial operations at its 120MW Fife Power Station, with 21 staff being redeployed within SSE. And the company has scaled back its plans for a […]

UK’s biggest CHP plant built in Fife

RWE npower renewables, the UK subsidiary of RWE Innogy, has started to build a £199m biomass combined heat and power plant in Fife. The new facility will be the biggest of its kind in the UK, have an installed output of 50 MW and be able to deliver up to 120 metric tonnes of industrial […]