Scottish first minister Jack McConnell described the Balcas project at Invergordon, set to be one of the UK’s largest biomass renewable energy plants, as good news for the economy and environment.

“Scotland’s devolved government is determined to support renewable energy for economic and environmental reasons,” said Mr McConnell.

“Biomass has a vital role to play and Balcas’ new plant will be a major step forward for the industry.”

The project is still in the planning stages.

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