SCOTTISH dairy producer Graham’s has submitted a planning application to create a new low-carbon facility in Fife.
The proposed plant would make use of bioenergy – renewable energy made from organic material – to power the facility.
Graham’s has claimed the site would represent a first for Scotland’s dairy industry and help the sector to transition to zero carbon operational processes.
The dairy hopes to complete work at the site, located on the Glenfield Industrial estate in Cowdenbeath, by spring 2021.
Robert Graham, managing director at Graham’s said: “Building a sustainable environment for our next generation is incredibly important to our family. We are actively working to achieve net zero carbon across every area of our business.
“The dairy sector has the potential to lead in the transition to a net zero carbon economy, particularly within the areas of heat and transport.
“Our plans for the Glenfield dairy in Cowdenbeath will mark a step change in investment within the dairy sector in zero carbon innovation, infrastructure and skills development to accelerate climate adaptation within the industry. This builds on our recent investment in a 15MW solar park on our farmland in the Carse of Stirling.”