For Written Answer on : 26/07/2022
Question Number(s): 2118 Question Reference(s): 41019/22
Department: Agriculture, Food and the Marine
Asked by: David Stanton T.D.
To ask the Minister for Agriculture; Food and the Marine further to Parliamentary Question No. 17 of 14 July 2022, the twelve anaerobic digesters producing biogas that are approved and under licence from his Department; his Department’s plans to approve and licence further such facilities; and if he will make a statement on the matter.
Ireland’s National Climate Action Plan 2021 commits to delivering 1.6 Twh of indigenously produced biomethane, accounting for ca. 3% of natural gas supply. The agricultural sector has a keyrole to play in providing feedstocks, in particular grass/grass silage.
My Department continues to work closely with the Department of Environment, Climate & Communications and all relevant stakeholders to further develop plans on how this commitment will be delivered.
The twelve animal by-product anaerobic digester plants currently approved by my Department are listed below:
|CAMPHILL COMMUNITY T/A BEOFS LTD||KILKENNY|
|GREEN GENERATION LTD.||KILDARE|
|GREENGAS AD PLANT||LIMERICK|
|BALLYSHANNON RECYCLING LTD||WEXFORD|
|ROCKBROOK AD LTD||LAOIS|
|KILLOWEN BIOGAS LTD||WATERFORD|
|GLENMORE LIVESTOCK LTD||DONEGAL|
|ASHLEIGH FARMS MILLING LTD||WATERFORD|
|HUNTSTOWN BIOENERGY LIMITED||DUBLIN|
|TIMOLEAGUE AGRI GEN LTD||CORK|
|RECYCLED PRODUCTS LTD||DONEGAL|
All applications in relation to animal by-product anaerobic digester plants are assessed by my Department against the requirements laid out under the animal by-products regulations. Once required regulatory standards are achieved approval is granted with respect to these regulations.
A number of proposals for new facilities are at various stages of the application process and are currently being assessed by my Department.