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Donegal bio-energy firm to create 90 jobs

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DONEGAL-based Bio energy firm, Connective Energy Holdings Limited, has announced 90 new jobs over the next two years in its bio gas production plants across the country.

A total of 15 jobs will be created at one of the company’s digestion facilities in the Glenmore Estate in Aghaveagh, outside Ballybofey, when it opens later this year.

The company says it will employ up to 90 people within the next two years with the creation of two more facilities in County Dublin and County Down later this year, and three additional plants next year.

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The company are working closely with the Northern Ireland government on cross-border projects and have been granted a loan of more than €10 million to provide renewable energy to Northern Ireland.

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

Speaking at the announcement of the new jobs, Brendan McSorley, Development Manager of Connective Energy Holdings Limited said the plants will remove and recycle CO2 as a food product leaving “clean organic fertiliser used as soil conditioner”.

He described the process as “environmentally friendly”.

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