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UK's largest CHP Biomass plant opens in Fife


A combined heat and power biomass plant on the site of a Fife-based paper maker has been opened by the Scottish Energy Minister at the RWE's Markinch Biomass plant in Glenrothes.

The state-of-the-art plant replaces the former 1950s coal and gas-fired power station on the site of Tullis Russell. It represents a reduction in fossil fuel-related carbon dioxide emissions by around 250,000 tonnes per annum,

The new facility is already providing all of Tullis Russell's electricity and steam requirements, with excess electricity generation being fed into local networks

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