The Government is aiming to roll out a new national network to harness power from agricultural waste as the country comes under pressure to reduce its carbon emissions.

In November, Climate Action and Environment Minister Richard Bruton announced seven successful projects under the Climate Action Fund, included the awarding of €8.5m to Gas Networks Ireland for the development of a Graze project in Mitchelstown.

It is understood that Mitchelstown was chosen as the location for the pilot project due to the high number of cattle in the area and its close proximity to the country’s biggest gas line.

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