Mackie’s ice cream and Aberdeenshire Council have shared £4million of a £13.4m Scottish Government grant to reduce greenhouse gases.
Aberdeenshire Council is getting £2m for a demonstrator project on 500 houses to use solar panels, smart technology and a batteries to improve energy efficiency.
Meanwhile Mackie’s, based at their farm at Westerton in Aberdeenshire, will receive £2m for Scotland’s first commercial-sized chilling demonstrator plant for low-carbon refrigeration.
The money comes from the Scottish Government’s Low Carbon Infrastructure Transition Programme (LCITP), first launched in 2015.
Energy minister Paul Wheelhouse said: “This latest announcement of funding offers will help further develop our low carbon capabilities as we continue to attract, retain and advance low carbon innovations.
“Scotland has tremendous resource and skills in the low carbon economy and the transition to a more prosperous, low carbon and circular economy also presents a valuable economic opportunity. The LCITP continues to help place Scotland at the forefront of the low carbon transition and support our wider programmes to meet our world-leading climate change targets.”