A new multimillion pound 500kW Anaerobic Digestion (AD) plant has swung into operation near Dromore.
The plant was commissioned by local farmer Andrew Thompson and is now generating renewable energy using bio-gas and a Combined Heat and Power (CHP) plant.
Andrew, of Thompson Recycled Oils Ltd, explained: “We as a company are delighted to finally have the plant up and running. We have always tried to stay ahead of the game and had no hesitation in making this investment given Northern Ireland’s renewable energy targets. While many companies are reluctant to invest in the current economic climate, the stable nature of the Northern Ireland Renewable Obligation Certificates (NIROCs) for AD has provided sufficient incentive longevity in making this investment.”
Planning consultancy, Clyde Shanks, secured full planning permission for the project in fourteen weeks. Thomas Bell of Clyde Shanks said: “It is great news to actually see the Thompson plant now built and operational.”
The plant was constructed by another local company, Williams Industrial Services.