Scottish Sea Farms

Biomass heat supports sustainable food production at green salmon hatchery

Key Facts


tonnes of carbon savings per year

600 kW

biomass energy system fuelled by wood chip


reduction in scope 1 emissions


biomass heat solution

  • Industrial Decarbonisation

Low carbon heat solution supports sustainable food production for Scottish Sea Farms

AMP is helping support sustainable food production at Scottish Sea Farms’ innovative Barcaldine hatchery – which supplies smoults (young salmon) to the company’s 42-strong estate of marine farms – with a fully funded low carbon heat system.

The Vision

When Scottish Sea Farms created its Barcaldine hatchery on the banks of Loch Creran, it pledged to embed sustainability at the heart of the new facility.

The business wanted expert input into the development of a low carbon heat solution which would complement other green technology at the state-of-the-art hatchery.

The Solution

AMP developed, funded and now maintains and operates a renewable biomass heat system which supplies the 17,500 sqm building with much of its heat or hot water.

The on-site energy services are provided through a 20-year energy supply agreement, delivering long term price predictability, whilst reducing exposure to fluctuating fossil fuel prices.

“The biomass system is part of a package of greener technologies in place and provided the best renewable option to supply the Barcaldine Hatchery’s heat and hot water needs. With AMP owning and managing the biomass system, we can leave its operation in their expert hands while we concentrate on creating the best growing conditions.”

Anne Anderson, Head of Sustainability & Development at Scottish Sea Farms



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