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Road closures necessary as work on Fife Green Energy Centre begins

Residents and workers in North East Fife are being advised to expect travel disruption during early Spring 2016, when major pipe-laying works get underway on the main A919 Guardbridge to St Andrews road. Fife Council will close the road, from 15 February 2016 to 8 April 2016, to allow 4 miles of water-pipe to be…

14 September 2015Guardbridge Energy Centre

From China to Scotland: Engineers get Creative

Last week saw 22 engineering students from the South China University of Technology (SCUT) complete an intensive three week ‘Creativity in Engineering’ course here in St Andrews with ELT. The course focused on tackling the University’s sustainable energy challenges and seeking ways  to help us achieve our goal of becoming the UK’s first energy carbon…

19 August 2015Education Energy Environment Team Guardbridge Energy Centre Kenly Windfarm

Scotland Office Minister visits Guardbridge biomass project

Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Scotland Lord Dunlop today (Tuesday August 18) visited the £25 million green energy centre under construction at Guardbridge. A state-of-the-art biomass facility, using only wood from sustainable local sources, will be built on the site of a former paper mill at Guardbridge and will pump hot water from the…

18 August 2015Guardbridge Energy Centre

Spades of potential

Deputy First Minster John Swinney joined in the official start of construction work on the £25 million University’s green energy centre at Guardbridge this month (Monday 6 July 2015). A state-of-the-art biomass facility, using only wood from sustainable local sources, will be built on the site of a former paper mill at Guardbridge and which…

10 July 2015Guardbridge Energy Centre

Geothermal energy could heat homes and businesses around Scotland

A green energy centre in Fife is to investigate the feasibility of heating buildings using warm water recovered from sedimentary rocks deep below the ground. The University of St Andrews, which operates the Guardbridge Energy centre, is lead partner in a Scottish Government funded project to see if geothermal energy can be used to heat…

22 June 2015Guardbridge Energy Centre

St Andrews Citizen: “Green Light for Energy Centre”

. The University of St Andrews’ drive to become a carbon neutral institution came a step closer this week when plans for a biomass development at Guardbridge were approved by Fife Council. . The £25 million investment will see power generated through clean biomass at Guardbridge and hot water pumped for four miles underground to…

22 October 2014Guardbridge Energy Centre

Temporary Park and Cycle – Beat the queues and get fit!

Temporary Park and Cycle – Guardbridge to St Andrews, Saturday 2nd August to 18th August 2014 Finance staff piloting the new Park & Cycle scheme Staff will be aware of the travel delays that will be caused by imminent roadworks at the bridge crossing of the River Eden, Guardbridge. The University understands that the works…

1 August 2014Bicycles Environment Team Guardbridge Energy Centre

Creative Engineering students visit Guardbridge & Kenly

This summer, 24 students from the South China University of Technology are visiting St Andrews to take part in a three-week long course on “Creativity in Engineering”, which has a stong focus on renewables and sustainable energy practices. At the end of their three weeks, the students must present their ideas for how the University…

23 July 2014Energy Environment Team Guardbridge Energy Centre Kenly Windfarm Renewables Uncategorized

Students Tour Future Guardbridge Biomass Energy Centre

Today we led over a dozen interested students on a special tour of the former Guardbridge paper mill, which is set to host one of the University’s two new macro scale renewable energy installations, the Guardbridge Biomass Energy Centre. The second macro renewables project is Kenly Wind Farm which was recently given approval in October, 2013. The…

20 November 2013Energy Guardbridge Energy Centre

Students Tour Guardbridge Site

  Today we led over a dozen interested students on a special tour of the former Guardbridge paper mill, which is set to host one of the University’s two new macro scale renewable energy installations, the Guardbridge Biomass Energy Centre.   The second macro renewables project is Kenly Wind Farm which was recently given approval in October,…

20 November 2013Learning Journey