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Slurry and grass to fuel AD plants
Stephen Robb
The industry will be agri-centric, meaning farmers will be the main suppliers of feedstock such as grass silage and manures to produce biomethane gas which will decarbonise the energy sector.
29 May 2024 Viewpoints
Missed opportunity in anaerobic digestion plan
An opportunity to make our farmer-owned co-ops central to this project has again been missed when they would have been an ideal vehicle to get central farmer involvement and ownership.
29 May 2024 News
Mayo AD plant to source 42,500t of silage
It's been a busy month on the planning front, with some AD plants, wind and solar farms getting the green light, while others have been turned down, writes Stephen Robb .
SRESS challenges viability of farm renewable projects
The tariff rates for the long-awaited SRESS disappointed many in the industry last week, as they fell well below what is needed, writes Stephen Robb
29 May 2024 Renewables
NI ‘unlikely’ to meet renewable targets
Three barriers to meeting climate change targets have been identified by a Westminster committee of MPs
29 May 2024 Northern Ireland
Comment: State selects path of most resistance for AD development
The route the state has taken to realise its plans of a vibrant new, agri-centric anaerobic digestion sector ranks as one of the most difficult in Europe and ensures the 2030 target wont be met.
29 May 2024 Renewables
Government outlines roadmap to AD development
The long-awaited National Biomethane Strategy contains 25 measures aimed at making it easier and viable to produce vast amounts of renewable biomethane gas from agriculturally fed AD plants.
29 May 2024 News
Expression of interest for biomethane funding now open
Developers whose anaerobic digestion plant will be in operation by 2025 are being invited to submit an expression of interest for funding under the new €40m Biomethane Capital Grant Scheme.
29 May 2024 News
Government launches roadmap for Irish AD sector
The long-awaited National Biomethane Strategy was published with 25 actions which will kick-start the development of Ireland's anaerobic digestion sector.
28 May 2024 News
Biomethane strategy due this week with €40m package
The €40m package, first announced in March by Minister McConalogue, must be drawn down from the National Recovery and Resilience Plan by 2025.
27 May 2024 News
Ballymena chicken manure AD plant eyes 200,000t expansion
The Tully Biogas Plant hit the headlines in 2017 when it became the first plant in the world to run entirely on chicken manure and now has plans to expand its capacity to 200,000t.
27 May 2024 News
Renewed focus on renewables at Balmoral
There was a significant presence of renewable energy providers at this year’s Balmoral Show and, despite little grant aid available for farmers, interest was high writes Stephen Robb.
22 May 2024 Renewables