Next Steps

Building on the feasibility study already completed and with a view to the development of Anaerobic Digestion (AD) on the Dingle Peninsula, we are keen to hear the latest perspectives on this technology. 

On 22nd June 2022, we gathered a panel of experts from the Bioeconomy Research Groups of MTU and MaREI, alongside other interested parties from across the Peninsula and further afield for a Public webinar.


James Gaffey,  Co-Director of the Circular Bioeconomy Research Group at Shannon ABC in Munster Technology University.

MaREI Circular Bioeconomy Research Group: Prof. Jerry D. Murphy, Dr David Wall, Dónal Ó Céilleachair Xue Ning, Jorge Diaz Huerta and Dr Richard O’Shea

The study was undertaken by XD Sustainable Energy Consulting Ltd., with a team of experts in biogas systems design and engineering, advanced renewable energy systems and spatial planning. It began in May 2019 and the final report was published in June 2020.

The process of anaerobic digestion fits in with circular economy thinking where waste and resource use are minimised. Organic wastes, agricultural by-products and feedstocks become valuable resources when used to develop biofuel, whereby creating new economic opportunities for our local community.

This was followed by a workshop in the Dingle Hub, where the MaREI team, local farmers and other key stakeholders discussed the issues in more depth.

“I would love to see a community-based digestor in Dingle”
(Professor Jerry D. Murphy, MaREI, 2022)