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Data from University College Cork Advance Knowledge in Energy (Alternative Energy Management Strategies for Large Industry In Non-gas-grid Regions Using On-farm Biomethane)

  • Dec 7, 2021
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2021 DEC 06 (NewsRx) -- By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Energy Daily News -- Researchers detail new data in Energy. According to news reporting out of Cork, Ireland, by NewsRx editors, the research stated, “A methodology was developed to determine the location and biomethane potential of on-farm biomass feedstocks and furthermore, the quantity of this biomass situated away from an existing gas grid network. The development of decentralised systems which can be integrated with large industry in such locations offers a potential alternative deployment opportunity to centralised gas grid injection.”

Financial supporters for this research include SEAI, Gas Networks Ireland (GNI) through the Research, Development and Demonstration (RDD) Fund, Science Foun-dation Ireland (SFI) through the MaREI Centre for Energy, Climate and Marine, Irish Distillers Limited.

Our news journalists obtained a quote from the research from University College Cork, “The total biomethane resource from all on-farm feedstocks in a chosen case country (Ireland) was estimated at 67 PJ. Thematic maps were developed to show the quantity of each on-farm feedstock in different regions of Ireland and their distance from the existing gas network. Approximately 17% of the on-farm biomethane resource in Ireland, though in excess of 15 km from the grid, was within a 15 km radius of a large energy user. Two large energy users were presented as case studies, of which their entire heating demand could be met by the on-farm biomethane resource within a 2.5 km radius of each site.”

According to the news editors, the research concluded: “Coupling decentralised biomass with large industry users can potentially offer an alternative energy management strategy.”

This research has been peer-reviewed.

For more information on this research see: Alternative Energy Management Strategies for Large Industry In Non-gas-grid Regions Using On-farm Biomethane. Applied Energy, 2021;303. Applied Energy can be contacted at: Elsevier Sci Ltd, The Boulevard, Langford Lane, Kidlington, Oxford OX5 1GB, Oxon, England. (Elsevier -; Applied Energy -

Our news journalists report that additional information may be obtained by contacting David M. Wall, University College Cork, Environmental Research Institute, Sfi MaREI Ctr, Cork, Ireland.

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