Low Carbon Infrastructure Transition Programme: capital projects - March 2024

Information on the projects which have received funding through the Low Carbon Infrastructure Transition Programme.

Abbey Ecosse

Project Organisation:

Abbey Ecosse

Technology type(s):

Energy system comprising an anaerobic digestion plant, biogas engine, peak demand biogas boiler, EV chargers, electrical storage and grid export.


Forss Energy and Business Park, Thurso

Grant value:


Completion date:

February 2024

Project description:

The Project will install and commission an integrated low carbon energy network, which comprises of a combination of an anaerobic digestion (AD) plant providing heat and power to the site; biogas gas engine; peak demand biogas boiler; electrical storage and grid export. The Old Poultney Distillery will provide by-products to the AD plant for the generation of biogas. EV charging points will be used by commuters between Thurso and establishments such as Dounreay Nuclear Facility as well as by tourists utilising the North Coast 500 route.

It is estimated that the project will achieve carbon savings of 130,612 kgCO2e pa, representing a 86% reduction relative to business as usual.


Email: HeatNetworkFund@gov.scot

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