Renewable energy firm announces up to 90 new jobs

Connective Energy Holdings Limited will open six facilities

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Donegal firm Connective Energy Holdings Limited is to create 90 new jobs over the next two years.

The company is a specialist bio-energy producer, producing renewable energy.

The first of six facilities is at construction stage at Glenmore Estate in Aghaveagh, Co Donegal.

This will provide 15 full-time jobs when commissioned this year.

A further two facilities - one in Co Down and one in north county Dublin - will also be built this year, and three more next year meaning six facilities in total.

These will employ up to 90 people across the island of Ireland.

Each facility will take in around 90,000 tonnes of organic material - such as farm slurry, poultry litter and manure - and convert this material into biogas to be used as a fuel and CO2, used in the food and drinks industry.

Speaking at the announcement Brendan McSorley, development manager of Connective Energy Holdings Limited, said: "These anaerobic digesters will each produce enough biogas to run a 4 MW power plant - enough to power over 1,700 homes via renewable energy".

"As the CO2 will be removed and recycled as a food product, the biogas used as a fuel and the remaining clean organic fertiliser material used as a soil conditioner, this means that the process is very environmentally friendly as it recycles all of the material it takes in", he added.