Northern Ireland transport firm seeks planning permission for anaerobic digestion plant


Refrigerated transport firm McCulla plans to build a 500kw anaerobic digestion facility at its headquarters in Lisburn, Northern Ireland.

It expects to invest £3 million in the facility that will be located near to the M1 motorway in Northern Ireland that ultimately connects Belfast with Dublin in the Republic of Ireland.


The facility will be powered by waste agricultural products and will power the refrigeration units at the site.

It is hoped that planning permission will be achieved for the facility by April.

McCulla managing director Ashley McCulla said: “This will allow us to reduce our carbon footprint, diversify our power supply and generate up to 30 construction jobs and four operational jobs in a very tough marketplace. While many companies are consolidating during these tough times, we are confident that making this investment will be very beneficial not only to ourselves but to the wider community.

“The move is a significant step in our ambition to promote sustainable and carbon reduced means to generate power for refrigeration. It is hoped that the granting of planning permission will allow us to generate our own renewable energy, converted from an organic mix of agricultural feedstocks in a very environmentally friendly and safe manner.”