Plans for biomass plants in Dairygold M’town and Mallow

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Planning permission is being sought by Dairygold for biomass plants at both of their sites in Mitchelstown and in Mallow, in an effort to decarbonise the business by using steam instead of gas for the milk processing facilities.

The planned woodchip-powered biomass plant in Mitchelstown will have a parapet height of over 16 metres and a stack height of just over 24 metres, and should it be granted permission, between four and five loads of woodchip will be delivered to the site in Mitchelstown every day via the Kildorrery Road entrance, exiting the same way. 

The water for the process, and for firefighting purposes, will be provided by extending the existing supply network, while the ash by-product will be directed into a gully and removed by a licensed contractor.

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