While Minister for Communications and Climate Action Richard Bruton may have stopped short of pledging support for Ireland's biogas industry, there is a growing sense that this technology will still play a vital role in meeting Ireland’s climate and renewable obligations.

Over the past year, momentum has been growing in the biogas industry. Two weeks ago, the Renewable Gas Forum Ireland (RGFI) unveiled an ambitious plan that will need more than 300 anaerobic digester (AD) plants to be built on Irish farms by 2030.