Chemical giant turns to biomass power

Chemical giant, Chalachem's existing CHP plant in Falkirk, Scotland is to be replaced by a 100 MW biomass facility.

The company stated this week the relatively cheap provision of heat and electricity the new plant would bring to it’s Grangemouth complex – home to major chemical sector companies like Fujifilm, Piramal Healthcare and Syngenta – is vital to attracting new business to the area.

The company views the proposal to build the biomass facility as a straight replacement for its existing gas-powered Combined Heat and Power (CHP) plant, reports the Falkirk Herald.

If everything goes according to plan the Calachem biomass facility will be up and running in 2015 and the existing gas powered CHP - no longer required - would be demolished.

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