Irish agriculture minister cautious about biogas plans due to seasonality of feedstock

June 25, 2019 |

In Ireland, Agriland reports that the country’s agriculture minister is taking a wait-and-see attitude towards the development of a biogas industry to fuel public transport in major cities like Dublin, saying that the level of subsidy required to get production off the ground and to commercial scale might not be the best use of funds. Ireland’s dairy industry is based on pasture during part of the year, meaning that year-round supply of manure isn’t available, which requires additional infrastructure to ensure sufficient feedstock even when cows are not stabled.

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