Hot potato: how waste from tattie peelings is generating heat for plush new homes. Luxurious new homes in a historical textile factory in Fife will be heated by potato peelings and other household waste after connecting up to a pioneering green energy network. Dunfermline District Heating System was launched in 2010 and is run by Fife Council. It serves a mixture of residential, leisure, social and retail properties in the town, with revenue generated bringing economic and social benefits to the local area. Its power source is Dunfermline Recycling Centre, with heat generated primarily from degrading landfill waste – boosted by a wood chip boiler in winter – supplying a network of underground pipes carrying hot water. For the Linen Quarter to link up to the system required drilling under pressure into the “hot tap” – a procedure requiring specialist expertise. As a result, residents will benefit from heating that is primarily sourced from 100 per cent local eco-friendly energy.
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