Climate and environment
€30m biomethane facility to be built in Cork
Barry Murphy
The project could see 20 local farm-based biomethane producer groups heating some 64,000 homes.
Policymakers’ mindset has shifted towards food security – MEP
MEP Billy Kelleher has said that Europe has refocused on the need to remain conscious of food security when debating environmental policy.
13 June 2022 News
Irish Distillers to invest €50m to be ‘carbon neutral’ by 2026
Whiskey producer Irish Distillers has laid out a plan for its Midleton Distillery to be carbon neutral by 2026.
Anaerobic digestion biomethane roadmap launched
The Renewable Gas Forum of Ireland has launched a roadmap for the development of biomethane in Ireland.
1 June 2022 News
Consideration for livestock needed in biogas plans – Teagasc chief
Anaerobic digestion presents opportunities for farmers, but care should be taken to avoid land-use conflicts, Professor Frank O'Mara has said.
30 May 2022 News
RePowerEU plan marks decisive step towards biomethane sector – RGFI
The Renewable Gas Forum of Ireland has welcomed the new EU target for biomethane production of 35 billion cubic metres by 2030.
22 May 2022 News
UK students develop AD plant from shipping containers
The project was one of three low-carbon initiatives jointly funded by a £500,000 grant from the Welsh Government.
AD can supply 80% of gas needs, NI study finds
As well as decarbonising heat, AD brings other potential environmental benefits, believe the researchers
11 May 2022 Northern Ireland
Scientists identify key factors in cutting emissions
Scientists at AFBI were the lead authors in a report looking at what actions farmers can take to reduce greenhouse gas emissions on their farms.
20 April 2022 Northern Ireland
Many knowledge gaps in GHG emissions study
A report commissioned by the Centre for Innovation and Excellence in Livestock (CIEL) highlights a number of areas where knowledge is lacking.
20 April 2022 Northern Ireland
Climate Change Advisory Council critical of Government energy policy
The council supports the Government’s current carbon tax plans, including using the revenue generated to invest in sustainable agriculture.
19 April 2022 News
Tillage podcast: soil nitrogen, AD objections & the tillage incentive scheme
This week Andy, Siobhán and Stephen run through the terms and conditions of the Tillage Incentive Scheme and discuss the importance of understanding soil nitrogen indices.
7 April 2022 News