15 new jobs will be created at one of the company’s digestion facilities in the Glenmore Estate in Aghaveagh, Co Donegal, when it opens later this year.
The company says it will employ up to 90 people within the next two years with the creation of two more facilities in Co Dublin and Co Down later this year, and three additional plants next year.
Each anaerobic digestion facility will take in around 90,000 tonnes of organic material such as farm slurry, poultry litter and manure and convert this material into bio gas to be used as a fuel and CO2, used in the food and drinks industry.
Speaking at the announcement of the new jobs, Brendan McSorley, Development Manager of Connective Energy Holdings Limited said the plants will remove and recycle CO2 as a food product leaving “clean organic fertiliser used as soil conditioner”.
“These anaerobic digesters will each produce enough biogas to run a 4 MW power plant – enough to power over 1,700 homes via renewable energy”.
“As the CO2 will be removed and recycled as a food product, the biogas used as a fuel and the remaining clean organic fertiliser material used as a soil conditioner, this means that the process is very environmentally friendly as it recycles all of the material it takes in”.
Brendan McSorley, Development Manager (Connective Energy Holdings Limited)
Joe Robbins is co-founder of CareerWise Recruitment. A graduate of the University of Limerick (Degree in Business Studies, 1985), Joe worked in the UK for five years where he specialised in materials management, production management and plant management for a number of companies.
He returned to Ireland in 1992 to become Operations Manager for a Cork-based start-up, FMC Automotive Division which was subsequently taken over by Snap-on Equipment. Joe managed the business re-location of this company to Shannon in 1997 before setting up CareerWise Recruitment in 1999.
He is a committee member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) Mid-West region, and a former Director and Vice President of the Shannon Chamber of Commerce. Joe is former Chairperson of the Sixmilebridge Camogie Club and current Chairperson of the Clare County Camogie Board.
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