‘Hundreds of jobs’ in the pipeline with Nephin’s new renewable gas unit

The firm says it aims to become Ireland’s leading producer and supplier of biomethane

Biomethane plants: biomethane is a carbon-neutral gas made from farm and food waste, where the emissions generated are captured and used to generate energy. Picture: Getty

A new renewable energy division of Nephin Energy, Ireland's largest domestic producer of natural gas, has been set up in Tipperary town, with the aim of becoming the country’s largest producer and supplier of biomethane.

This energy source, also known as renewable natural gas, will play a key role in enabling Ireland’s transition to net zero, the company said, by “supporting the decarbonization of otherwise hard to abate sectors such as manufacturing, transport and agriculture”.