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Northern Ireland feed company reduces carbon emissions by 34%

10 November 20202 min reading
animal feed

One of the largest animal feed manufacturers in Northern Ireland has successfully reduced its carbon emissions by 34% after switching energy supply.

Fane Valley Feeds, one of the largest animal feed manufacturers in Northern Ireland, has revealed that converting its large fuel supply to natural gas has resulted in a 34 per cent reduction in carbon emissions and improved energy efficiency.

The Omagh-based Bankmore Mill recently connected to the mains gas network, which is now available to business and domestic customers in the major towns in the western area.

As part of the Fane Valley Co-operative Society, Fane Valley Feeds is one of Northern Ireland’s largest feed manufacturers with both its production sites in Omagh and Newry currently running on natural gas.

The purpose-built Omagh mill, located in the new SGN Natural Gas network, commenced production in 2010 and is one of the most modern animal feed production facilities in Europe.

The Omagh facility manufactures over 250,000 tonnes of animal feed annually, supplying customers throughout Northern Ireland and the border region.

An £18 million investment, including on-site laboratory facilities, underlined its commitment to the Northern Ireland livestock industry.

The recent connection by Fane Valley Feeds to the natural gas network in Omagh is aimed at helping it become an even more sustainable business for the future.

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