Friday, November 19, 2004

Biogas: $12.6 million plant planne for Nothern Ireland

The Belfast Telegraph reports that there are plans to create a £6.8m (US $12.6 million) biogas plant in County Tyrone. The plant will convert animal manure and food production waste into renewable energy and fertiliser.

Alkane Biogas, the company behind the project, said the by-products from waste conversion include methane gas, which would be used to produce electricity, and hot water that could heat buildings in the local community. Other by-products are pasteurised liquid fertiliser and fibrous soil conditioner.

The Department of Agriculture and Rural Development has already provided a £200,000 grant for pre-construction and will pump in a further £2.9m once preliminary works are complete.

The Fivemiletown plant could be up and running in 2006.

Belfast Telegraph article on Biogas Plant