Littleton may benefit from new Bord Na Mona plan for cutaway bogs

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There could be good news on the jobs front for Littleton after the Environment Minister announced he’s setting up a new company – Bord na Mona Bioenergy.

The company says they’re hoping to grow new biomass crops on the cutaway bog.

Denis Naughten made the announcement at the Energy in Agriculture conference in today in North Tipp but left some concerned there were no details of the promised Renewable Heat Incentive Scheme.

Tipp FM’s Domhnall Doyle reports from Gurteen College


The Environment Minister says he understands why farmers are impatient for details of a promised Renewable Heat Incentive Scheme.

Denis Naughten was in North Tipperary today for the Energy in Agriculture conference at Gurteen College.

Minister Naughten admitted the RHI scheme is probably a couple of months away from being finalised but he did announce he was setting up a new body – Bord na Mona Bioenergy to drive Ireland’s move away from using turf in our power stations.

This could lead to new jobs down the line for Littleton if they can find a viable biomass crop to grow on the cutaway bogs there.

Minister Naughten’s told Tipp FM he can see why farmers are frustrated by the lack of movement on the new RHI