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Bord na Móna Developing Landfill Gas Power Plant in Kildare

Bord na Móna has announced plans to develop a landfill gas power plant that it says will generate enough electricity to power 14,000 homes. The company said the plant will be located at the Drehid facility near Allenwood in Co Kildare and will start producing power in 2014.  Construction of the plant will create up to 25 jobs later this year, while three to four permanent positions will be created to support its ongoing operation.

Bord na Móna said the gas is continually produced from the decomposition of waste in the landfill site and is currently safely flared. It estimates that the plant will produce 5.6 MW of renewable electricity. The project will use four gas engines, each rated at 1.4 MW electrical output, to deliver 5.6 MW of renewable power.

“This is a very exciting project for the company, that underlines how jobs and business activity in Bord na Móna can be directly supported by renewable energy projects,” said John Daly, head of resource recovery, Bord na Móna.

“Apart from the economic benefits, this energy project at Drehid will substantially reduce emissions of methane which is a potent greenhouse gas when released directly into the atmosphere. The entire project is line with the goals outlined in the company’s ‘New Contract with Nature’, which continues to inform and guide everything we do within the company.”

Source: Business and Leadership - Bord na Móna Developing Landfill Gas Power Plant in Kildare