Primary school pupils tour new Vital Energi £25m biomass site in Fife

Local school pupils visit the Guardbridge site of the new biomass energy centre
Local school pupils visit the Guardbridge site of the new biomass energy centre

Local school pupils got an exclusive look at one of the UK’s most significant renewable energy projects after St. Andrews’ University and Vital Energi arranged for a tour of the Guardbridge Energy Centre.

The tour was arranged as part of an educational programme to show youngsters about the new biomass installation in Fife, which will house a 6.5MW biomass boiler in the former paper mill.

Mike Cooke, Regional Director, Vital Energi, commented, “The Considerate Constructor scheme allows companies to get positive messages across about the important work contractors are undertaking and how it offers a great career path.

“The University of St Andrews has a real passion for using this project as an education facility for all areas of the community and this is an exemplar project to explain how CO2 reduction is being achieved through a renewable energy project.”

Pupils have been helping promote the benefits of the scheme by drawing a range of pictures which are displayed at the entrance to the Guardbridge site.

The Guardbridge Energy scheme is a £25 million biomass energy solution being delivered by the University of St Andrews in partnership with Vital Energi.  The 6MW  boiler, which will heat 17 building complexes at the university’s North Haugh Campus via 15 miles of district heating pipework –  saving over 6,000 tonnes of CO2 emissions each year.

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