Cré was recently awarded a research Grant from the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland to conduct a research project on ‘Guidelines for Anaerobic Digestion Plants’.
A key element to assist planners and thus the development of a vibrant sector is the need to research and develop guidelines on anaerobic digestion plants. The guide will assist planners and thus Government policy in the development of the sector to meet EU renewable energy targets. The guide will explain the anaerobic digestion process and the composition of a typical anaerobic digestion plant. Regulations on health and Safety, waste permit, waste licences and the Animal By Product and waste legislation have an impact on the design and layout of the anaerobic digestion.
The project is being completed by a multidisciplinary team from Green Gas AD Plant, Stream Bioenery, Enviroguide, OCAE Consultants and Foster Environmental. The project report will be published in January 2018.