The Irish government has published details of its much-anticipated Biomethane Strategy. The paper is available to view online
The strategy acknowledges Ireland’s outstanding potential for biomethane producton and sets out a farmer-centric mission to produce 5.7 TWh of biomethane by 2030.
Several groups have immediately expressed concern at the details of the strategy, focusing on the low capital funding commitment of €40m and the absence of an operational financial incentive. Both IRBEA and the IFA have signalled an assessment that the funding structure is insufficient to provide the certainty that investors require to ensure the growth of the sector.