Conventional anaerobic digestion (AD) technology continues to be out of reach for most farmers in Ireland. The high capital investment coupled with decades of Government inaction and lack of an adequate support scheme has caused Ireland to lag behind many other European countries when it comes to AD adoption.

Organisations such as the Irish Bioenergy Association (IrBEA) and the Composting and Anaerobic Digestion Association of Ireland (Cré) have made repeated calls for a biogas support scheme, which is required to kickstart the sector.