Biogas is an
Derived from renewable sources, Biogas is carbon neutral and in some cases carbon negative, and offers a mechanism not only for decarbonisation of Ireland’s national electricity grid but also Ireland’s gas system.
- Reduces the use of fossil fuels
- Reduces energy imports
- Reduces greenhouse gas emissions
- Protects waterways
- Converts organic wastes to renewable energy and an eco fertiliser
- Displaces fossil fuel fertilisers
- Generates local employment
- Contributes to sustainable development
- Is not dependant on weather patterns
Project Example: GreenGas AD Plant
One of the first in the country and successfully operating since 2010, GreenGas AD Plant is a state of the art farm based Anaerobic Digestion plant. Greengas AD Plant is a 1MW biogas plant that processes manure and slurry from McDonnell Farms poultry and dairy farm as well as other imported feedstuffs by converting the energy contained in these materials into a usable form of energy. This is carried out in a very safe and environmentally conscious way.
Greensource conducted all aspects of the development chain. Site assessment, energy yield, grid connection, planning, permitting, construction, commissioning and operation.
Biogas contains 40-50% carbon dioxide. We can remove this carbon dioxide from biogas upgrading it to pure biomethane. We can use biomethane in a number of ways.
By the addition of trace gases and
The greenhouse gas savings of biomethane fuelled vehicles can be significant. Methane fuelled vehicles can also have extremely low emissions of local pollutants, including NOx and particulates (PM2.5 and PM10) when compared to modern petrol and diesel vehicles.