Biomass-CHP to power Scottish data center

Construction work has begun on the £150m Queensway Park data center in Fife, Scotland, which will be run en Markinch tirely on electricity generated from biomass.

The 20 MW facility aims to be the largest and greenest colocation site in Scotland will be built in the redundant Tullis Russell paper mill.

The site will be powered by the recently built RWE Markinch Biomass Combined Heat and Power plant, which runs on wood waste from the nearby paper mill.

The plant is capable of producing up to 65 MW of electricity. Meanwhile excess heat from the data center itself will be used to heat adjoining offices.

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