Could Ireland Use Hemp As Biomass? – Dublin Hemp Museum – Medium

Recently it was announced that the British pharmaceutical giant GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) have opened a biomass energy plant in Ireland. The €8 million investment facility is located at its manufacturing site in Dungarvan Co. Waterford.

The facility will burn wood pellets provided by Coillte and which are sourced within a 70km radius. It is expected that the biomass plant will reduce GSK’s Dungarvan site carbon emissions by around 30%. The company also expect to make significant savings on energy costs.

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