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Award for green efforts

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The impressive environmental credentials of Dundee and Angus College were officially recognised with a special award.

At the College Development Network Annual Awards in Glasgow recently, the college, formerly Angus College, was presented with the Sustainability Award.

In recent years the college has developed an impressive record of recycling and energy saving policies, but perhaps their biggest achievement has been their partnership with Angus Biofuels.

The sustainable energy firm has installed two large biofuel boilers at the Arbroath campus as well as helping to develop the Biomass Academy, the first biomass training facility in Scotland.

This has allowed for the development of new courses to train biofuel engineers or produce biofuel for the rapidly expanding industry.

The award was accepted by Dundee and Angus College’s estates manager Steve Hanson and Angus Biofuel’s managing director Bill Watson.

Steve said: “We’re delighted our efforts and those of Angus Biofuels have been recognised.

“The boilers are doing a fabulous job of keeping the college warm whilst further reducing our carbon footprint and now that we’ve merged to form the D&A College, we can see even more opportunities for sustainability training and projects future ahead.”

 

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