Stream BioEnergy to start building 1st of 2 Irish AD plants in H1 2016
Irish firm Stream BioEnergy will build two identical anaerobic digestion (AD) plants in counties Cork and Dublin, with construction on the first expected to start in the first half of 2016, Irish Examiner reported today.
The company has secured planning permission for both plants. The facilities, worth EUR 50 million (USD 54.9m), will create 100 full-time jobs. They will convert food waste into fertilisers and biogas, which will generate electricity and heat. Each of the plants is estimated to generate enough energy to power 7,500 households per year.
Construction will first start on the facility at Finglas, Dublin, with completion targeted by the middle of 2017, Morgan Burke, Stream BioEnergy's development manager, told the paper. The facility at Little Island, Cork could be up and running by the end of 2017.
According to the article, the company intends to take advantage of legislation designed to ensure that most households in Ireland use brown bins for food waste recycling from the end of 2016. Stream BioEnergy will mainly source organic waste from households, restaurants and hotels.