The Tay Eco Valley is currently supporting a variety of projects across the Tayside region. For more information on any individual project – please contact the Tay Eco Valley Team – firstname.lastname@example.org
This project will provide a step-change in sustainable connectivity within the Tay City region and beyond to other Scottish/UK Cities. It will transform travellers’ choices/options for active travel, improve integration with public transport and support low carbon public and private transport positioning the Tay Cities region as a living lab for innovative transport.
It will create innovative low carbon transport and active travel hubs at key strategic aites, smaller rural and town satellite hubs with rapid/ultra-rapid EV charging, strategic active travel hubs at the bus/train stations and networks of active travel mini-hubs and information points including bike hire and car clubs.
Project Beacon and Project ProPlas aim to demonstrate a new transferable concept for Circular economy plastic recycling based at a single location in a large scale industrial style, serviced factory facility, multi-company, cooperative, multi-technology called Plastic Reprocessing Facilities (PRFs).
The PRF concept addresses all regional plastic waste streams and tackles the existing price risk in the recycled plastics value chain by up-cycling mixed plastics to compounding ready, washed regrind materials with significant added value over untreated separated plastics. The PRF demonstrator facility will also have the potential to compound materials for external customers with the aim of feeding their own manufacturing and help grow the Scottish plastics manufacturing sector.
It is the aim of these projects that recovered plastics materials will be used for direct manufacturing, closing the loop from low-value mixed materials to high-value products, with significant price advantages from a strong internally controlled recycled material supply chain. This right-through approach overcomes a number of structural weaknesses of the global recycled plastics supply chain.
We will foster regional collaboration and expertise through the development of Tay Cities Energy Services, a regional Energy Services Company, attracting investment to build innovative district heating schemes in Dundee, Forfar and Perth using renewables or low carbon technologies, including water or geothermal heat pumps and biomass as sources of fuel:
• River Tay Heat Pump, the first phase of Perth’s District Heating Network
• Zero Carbon Forfar
• Dundee Low Carbon District Energy Strategy
• Dundee Integrated Energy Hub, based around the H2 Energy Park
The aim of this innovative project is to establish a world class Engineering & Advanced Manufacturing (EAM) facility in the Tay Eco Valley region, using state of the art digital technology machine tools and processes to support increased productivity, R&D and the new skills needs of the sector across Tay Eco Valley region.
Working together with a leading specialist machine tool distributor, Engineering Technology Group (ETG ), this facility based within Angus Training Group Arbroath, will offer a state of the art demonstration centre using the latest in machine tool technology, currently unavailable in the area, to upskill apprentices and existing employees in modern engineering practices.
The project will bring together the resources of the Dundee & Angus College, the Angus Training Group, the Engineering Technology Group, Tayside engineering employers, Perth & Kinross Council, Perth College UHI, SDS and Fife College to significantly enhance the current levels of engineering skills and training in Tayside and improve the capacity and capability of the sector to ensure it remains competitive.