Dead cattle could become power source
A WASTE management company has revealed controversial plans to produce "green" electricity by incinerating cattle carcases.
The Oran Group wants to build a 24 million renewable energy plant at Kintore, next to its rendering facility in the Aberdeenshire town.
It would be capable of producing enough clean energy to power 9,000 homes.
The plant would be built at the 130-acre site of the former Dundas Brothers abattoir, which closed three years ago after a public outcry over the "intolerable stench".
Alloa-based Oran Group, which has still to receive a permit for the new Kintore plant from the Scottish Environment Protection Agency, plans to handle up to 1,200 tonnes of animal products a week.
It would also burn wood, dried sludge pellets and bone meal and is expected to be operational by late next year, creating 25 permanent jobs.
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