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07 Apr 2009 05:04:05

Biomass could power hospital

Biomass could power hospital
A biomass combined heat and power plant burning wood chips provided by the forestry department of Inverness College could provide renewable energy to a hospital.

According to NHS Highland, it is in talks for Raigmore College to receive renewable heat and electricity from a biomass energy centre which could be built as part of the college's city centre development.

A report seen by the Press and Journal suggests that NHS Highland aims to reduce its 10,500 tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions a year.

Raigmore Hospital is responsible for 37 percent of the health board's energy consumption..

The report adds: "The engine, fuelled by wood chips, would generate electricity which would be used by those involved. Heat which is a byproduct from the generation of the electricity is then sold to those who have a demand for it."

Under proposals from the Renewable Energy Association, dedicated biomass installations would earn 11p per kilowatt hour in feed-in tariffs, while dedicated biomass would earn 3p per kilowatt hour for renewable heat.



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