Please enable JavaScript to view this website at its full functionality.

Biogas

Renewable gas

Biogas is a renewable, carbon-neutral gas generated from biological processes. The biogas is extracted from organic material such as food waste, animal slurries, biodegradable material and purpose-grown crops and can be harnessed for heat, electricity and transport. The biogas produced would be upgraded to produce a purer biomethane, equivalent to natural gas, which can be injected into the national gas grid.

Renewable gas

Biogas is a renewable, carbon-neutral gas generated from biological processes. The biogas is extracted from organic material such as food waste, animal slurries, biodegradable material and purpose-grown crops and can be harnessed for heat, electricity and transport. The biogas produced would be upgraded to produce a purer biomethane, equivalent to natural gas, which can be injected into the national gas grid.

Proposal

Bord na Móna is currently preparing a proposal for a renewable-gas facility on Cúil na Móna Bog in County Laois. The facility is envisaged to treat up to 80,000 tonnes of non-hazardous, biodegradable, organic materials per annum. The renewable-gas facility would use a process known as Anaerobic Digestion to convert the organic materials into biogas.

Clean energy to Irish homes

If consented, this development could produce enough renewable biogas to supply up to 5,500* homes per annum. A planning application for the proposed development will be submitted to Laois County Council in the second half of 2019.

Clean energy to Irish homes

If consented, this development could produce enough renewable biogas to supply up to 5,500* homes per annum. A planning application for the proposed development will be submitted to Laois County Council in the second half of 2019.

Proposed site

Cúil na Móna bog is located in the townland of Clonboyne, just off Junction 18 of the M7 motorway, approximately 3 km north-west of the Cúil na Móna works. There are a number of one-off houses, villages and smaller settlements surrounding the site. Portlaoise town – located approximately 2km north-east of the site – is the largest settlement close to the site.

*Based on CRU revised figure for average household gas consumption of 11,000 kWh/annum.