Greenville Energy installs biogas plant to boost sales
A Co Tyrone energy firm says it hopes to triple turnover after installing a £3.3m biogas plant.
Greenville Energy received backing of £2.7m from HSBC for the plant, which turns biogas produced from agri-food businesses' waste into liquefied renewable energy.
The firm, based in Newtownstewart near Omagh, is now supplying more firms with green energy following the construction of the plant.
Greenville, which is a business run by the Mitchell family, also operates a dairy firm on the site.
The new plant operates in tandem with an anerobic digestor, which processes agri-food waste and cow slurry to produce biogas and digestate. It has been operating since 2012.
Nial Douglas, area director of HSBC in Northern Ireland, said: "Greenville Energy and Greenville Dairies are exciting Northern Irish SMEs demonstrating how innovation in business can lead to huge growth.
"We're pleased to enable Greenville Energy and Dairies to explore its potential in delivering a completely unique product, helping drive energy efficiencies for both itself and throughout Northern Ireland."
HSBC has also provided additional funding for the construction of a new 400-cow cubicle house and installation of six robotic milking machines.
Jason Mitchell, director at Greenville Energy, said the bank had "been instrumental in enabling us to implement cutting edge technology and agricultural practices to create self-sustaining green energy".