Belfast Telegraph

Renewables firm in £200k expansion

By Heather McGarrigle

A Co Antrim renewables firm has invested nearly £200,000 in expanding its product offering.

Renewable Products Ltd believes the move, supported by Invest NI, has safeguarded jobs and achieved significant cost savings.

The company, based near Larne, produces sustainable products from waste wood and plastics.

Invest NI's industrial symbiosis (IS) programme has allowed the firm to invest almost £200,000 in new processing equipment, bringing cost savings plus additional sales of almost £500,000.

The IS scheme has also enabled the firm to identify additional sources of wood and plastic for new product development including old lorry curtains which are trimmed and shipped to a company in Switzerland to be made into handbags and waste wood which is being reprocessed into animal bedding and wood chip for play parks.

Kevin Woodside, managing director of Renewable Products, said: "This has allowed us to expand our product range, safeguard jobs and invest in the future of the business."