A project to inject large volumes of renewable gas (a direct substitute for natural gas) onto the natural gas network, has been shortlisted for €8m of funding under The Climate Action Fund.

The good news locally is that it is to be located in Mitchelstown, Gas Networks Ireland confirmed on Wednesday of this week.

It is intended that the Mitchelstown facility will be the first of 17 transmission connected facilities, delivering renewable gas into the natural gas network and will be capable of supplying up to 56,000 homes.

The GRAZE Gas project will be a major step in achieving Gas Networks Ireland’s target to deliver 20% of Ireland’s gas supply by 2030 and 50% by 2050.

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