County Antrim haulage firm invests £3m in green energy plant

21 January 2013

The refrigerated transport fleet operator - located at Blaris Industrial Estate - believes the renewable energy investment will boost its competitiveness and reduce its carbon footprint. The innovative project will also boost the local economy and the agricultural sector in the Lisburn area.

The anaerobic process produces renewable energy via a combined heat and power plant (similar to that at the Agri-Food and Biosciences Institute plant in Hillsborough) which will power the entire McCulla complex, with surplus energy being sold back into the grid.

The by-product - organic digestate - can be spread back onto farm land as a bio-fertiliser.

McCulla's managing director, Ashley McCulla, was quoted in The Belfast Telegraph: "While many companies are consolidating in these tough times, we are confident that making this investment will be very beneficial not only to ourselves but to the wider community."

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