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.
RGFI commissioned this KPMG report and submitted it to the Department of Communications, Climate Action and the Environment in October 2019. The report sets out options on how to fund the industry, and a detailed implementation plan on how to deliver 12% renewable gas by 2030. It provides a full Cost Benefit Analysis in compliance with the Public Spending Code and a comprehensive Wider Economic Benefits Case, which shows a net positive for the exchequer of €1.26 for every €1 spent. Significant market research was undertaken across the entire supply chain to identify the optimal business model.
BioWILL is an integrated, "zero waste", biorefinery project using willow feedstock to produce biochemicals, renewable energy in the form of biomethane, and natural bio-fertilisers.