The AgriBioCNG initiative, led by RGFI, involves the co-ordination and development of a cluster of 6-8 anaerobic digestion (AD), biomethane plants in Munster, as a show case project. RGFI is working closely with farmers, local co-operatives and industries to deliver a regional solution to reducing emissions in agriculture, manufacturing, processing and transport, while helping to reduce risk and costs through economies of scale, standardisation, efficiency and competitive measures.
This project consists of the development of a large-scale central injection hub on the Irish gas network, along with a fleet of gas storage trailers and trucks, to transport biomethane by road to the injection hub. Alternatively the biomethane will be delivered via a direct grid connection. Project GRAZE is being developed by Gas Networks Ireland in Mitchelstown, Co Cork to accommodate the AD plants developed as part of the Agribio-CNG project.