Linen Quarter in Dunfermline: Potato peelings in the latest Scottish housing development will heat apartments

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According to the project’s developers, people moving into the Linen Quarter in Dunfermline would be able to heat their homes ‘with potato peelings,’

In the growth, which is the largest private project to link to an advanced low-carbon network, landfill waste will heat homes.

The Linen Quarter, which will see new buildings and refurbishments constructed on the former Pilmuir Works site in Dunfermline, is now part of the innovative district heating system of the region.

Those responsible for the development said the connection needed pressure drilling into the ‘hot tap’, a process that is more akin to the oil and gas industry and requires specialist expertise.

“As a result, those moving into the apartments at The Linen Quarter will benefit from heating that comes primarily from 100 percent local green energy, as opposed to a gas grid that requires drilling under the sea and hundreds of miles of transportation.”As a result, as opposed to a gas grid that requires drilling under the sea and hundreds of miles of transportation, those moving into the apartments at The Linen Quarter will benefit from heating that comes mainly from 100 percent local green energy.

“This is a milestone for the Linen Quarter and a clear indicator that Scotland is moving to renewable energy sources,” said Dan Multon, director of Byzantian, the developer behind the project.

“The benefits of this project are significant – for residents, the environment and the Fife economy. It shows that The Linen Quarter is something different, revitalizing Scotland’s industrial heritage and moving towards carbon neutral development, a first for private residential development in Scotland.”

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