An application has been lodged with the planning office of Mayo County Council, based at The Mall, Castlebar.

Plans revealed for anaerobic digestion biogas facility at Mayo location

PLANS for a renewable energy project in Ballina - an anaerobic digestion (ad) biogas facility and associated gas pipeline - have been submitted to Mayo County Council for approval.

The planning application stated that the ad biogas facility will use locally sourced silage and slurry as feedstock to generate biogas for export to the national grid, with residual digestate being available for use locally as bio-fertiliser.

The development address encompasses a number of local townlands - Lisglennon, Ballybroony, Coonealmore, Coonealcauraun, Rathrooen, Culleens, Laghtadawannagh and Farrannoo, Ballina.

The proposal includes two grass silage storage clamps, an access and circulation tract from the L1110, new site entrance on the Mullafarry Road, and a pipeline of c.8.6km located in the public road and verges to connect the facility to the national grid north of Ballina.

Ancillary developments include a site office building, weighbridge, perimeter landscaping berm, fencing, lighting, attenuation tank and on-site drainage.

The application has been submitted by Lisglennon Ad Limited.

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