NASA-supported biofuel plant to open in Northern Ireland


A ‘first-of-its-kind’ UK and EU biofuel plant set to open in County Derry, Northern Ireland, will create up to two million litres of sustainable fuel to replace diesel and petrol aviation fuel, according to operator Renovare Fuels.

Expected to open this year, the £9 million ($11.4m) plant will use patented technology developed in collaboration with NASA to convert biogas from a landfill site in Craigmore, near Randalstown, into biofuel.

London-based Renovare stated that the biofuel will act as a ‘drop in’ replacement for diesel and aviation fuel, with no requirement for engine modifications – a development that could cut greenhouse gas emissions by up to 97%.

“Renovare Fuels are delighted to be commencing operations in Northern Ireland, said Matthew Stone, Chairman of Renovare Fuels. “This crucial investment will ensure we play a leading role in creating a sustainable future for the transport sector.”

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