Biomass CHP plant for Irish midlands

A biomass combined heat and power plant has been proposed, to be sited in county Offaly in the Irish midlands.

The plant’s construction is in line with and Irish government decision to develop and grow a bioenergy industry in the country.
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The Irish Farmers Journal reports that straw will be the main feedstock for the plant, as well as raw biomass from forestry and sawmills.

At least 60,000t of straw will be required from the 2018 harvest in order to begin the operations in the power plant in early 2019. Suppliers of straw must be within a 100-mile radius of the plant, due to the transport logistics.

Minister for Communications, Climate Action and the Environment Denis Naughten brought forward plans for the creation of a new bioenergy division of Bord na Màƒ³na (BnM) known as Bord na Màƒ³na Bioenergy. The division will take on the work of Bioenergy Ireland.

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