Organic energy plant ‘could cause explosion’
An Energy Plant which would produce energy from organic waste has faced criticism over fears that there could be a high risk of explosions near homes and a school.
According to The Times, the decision from Kerry County Council to grant retention permission for work on the renewable energy plant was appealed by multiple companies.
Sandford Energy, who secured approval to develop the plant, plan to produce a methane-rich biogas and a nutrient-rich fertiliser from anaerobic digestion.
The anaerobic digestion process involves biodegradable material being broken down by micro-organisms in an oxygen-free environment through a natural process of decomposition.
Sandford Energy also has plans to construct silos for silage and feedstock as well as an ESB substation that would connect to the national grid. The plant was designed to produce enough electricity for 517 households a year.
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