A west Cork company is hoping to
develop a major bio-park facility in Waterford.
proposed project will allow the production of biodiesel, fuel
pelleting and rape seed processing on a major scale.
Ltd, located in Schull, has applied to Waterford County Council
for planning permission for the development of the bio-park
and associated buildings in Tallow. If given the go-ahead,
the new development will be based on using renewable energy
sources for its products. The market is growing for energy
and fuels independent of petroleum.
include not being subject to volatile international prices,
not using a finite energy supply and emitting less carbon
dioxide emissions into the environment.
plans for its site at Kilbeg Upper and Glennaglogh, Tallow,
include three main buildings for the three elements of its
Biodiesel is any diesel-equivalent biofuel, derived from
vegetable oils and is described by the company as 'non-toxic,
biodegradable and greenhouse gas neutral' - with a similar
energy power output to standard, mineral diesel. It is produced
by processing rape seed oil or other vegetable oils, which
also yields a product known as rape cake - used as an animal
Anaerobic digestion will also take place on the site, to
produce a bio-gas and fertiliser - while fuel pellets will
be produced using wood products, straw, miscanthus
and other energy crops.
A waste licence will be needed by BioPower Ltd before it
can carry out anaerobic digestion on the site, while an Environmental
Impact Statement will form part of the planning application.
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