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Biomass plant opens in Angus

A new £1.2 million plant, near Forfar, will supply the growing biomass energy market with high-quality dry woodchips manufactured from clean roundwood, harvested from sustainable forests.

Cabinet secretary for finance and sustainable growth John Swinney said: "This exciting project is another clean, green energy source which adds to Scotland's renewables mix.

"The Scottish Government believes renewable energy will give us a vibrant energy sector that makes a significant contribution to Scotland's future wealth and prosperity.

"We are also exploring how we can best exploit technologies to make a real, sustainable and cost-effective contribution to tackling climate change, including the role of biomass."

The Angus Biofuels projects have received £800,000 grant funding from the Scottish Biomass Support Scheme.