University of Edinburgh is to develop a £11m combined heat and power (CHP) scheme, in its latest move to reduce carbon emissions across its campuses. The CHP scheme on the Easter Bush campus will provide electricity for the Roslin Institute and the Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies.
The university has already invested more than £20m in low-carbon energy to provide the majority of its campuses’ electricity needs. This has reduced carbon emissions by almost 10,000 tonnes annually, says the university.
The Easter Bush energy centre is expected to reduce emissions by an additional 2,000 tonnes annually. It is due to be completed in spring next year.