A north-east firm is investing £4 million in a bid to reduce carbon emissions.
Mackie’s of Scotland will replace its existing freezing equipment, near Oldmeldrum, with a low-carbon, power-efficient refrigeration system.
The ice cream firm said the project will help reduce energy costs by 70% and carbon emissions by 90%.
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The £4m project is being funded thanks to a grant from the Scottish Government’s low carbon infrastructure transition programme which has been match funded by the company.
Gerry Stephens, finance director at Mackie’s, said: “Our ultimate aim is to one day go completely off-grid and use 100% renewable energy.
“This is an important step towards realising these green ambitions.
“We’re very excited about this project as the technologies involved are tried-and-tested methods.”