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.
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.
In 2018, the RGFI, along with a consortium of industry partners, designed and published a blueprint for a Green Gas Certification Scheme in Ireland. The Scheme will certify biomethane produced in Ireland, complies with the sustainability criteria set out in the Renewable Energy Directive II, and is in line with best practice, carbon accounting principles. The Irish Green Gas Certification Scheme provides confidence and assurances to gas consumers, in validating and verifying, in a fully accountable and transparent manner, that biomethane is sustainably produced. Gas Networks Ireland now operates the Scheme.