Eco-Friendly Intoxication

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Helius Energy officially cut the ribbon on its new Scottish biomass power plant in Rothes [last week] at the inauguration of the latest facility capable of turning whisky by-products into energy.

The Helius CoRDe Ltd biomass energy plant and animal feed processing unit in Speyside was formally opened yesterday by HRH The Duke of Rothesay, with promise of delivering clean power to 9,000 homes in the region. The 8.23MW combined heat and power plant has been developed by a joint venture incorporating biomass power developer Helius Energy, Rabo Project Equity BV, and the Combination of Rothes Distillers Limited (CoRD), and will now replace the carbon intensive CoRD plant that has previously been used to process waste biomass produced by the region’s world famous whisky distilleries.