As a new report from the Irish Times highlights, the latest news about the planned plant in Dungarvan shows that it has been running in an outdated, slow and inefficient way.
The report shows that the site has been operating for two years and the production line is running at only around 60% of its capacity, making it far behind its projected production.
In fact, according to a letter dated July 27, the site is already running below its production capacity.
“The current production capacity for the site exceeds the production capacity of the facility as envisaged,” it states.
The site has run into a number of problems, which are now being addressed.
The plant will now be able to produce ethanol at a capacity of 10 million litres per day (mlpd), which would allow the plant to be expanded into a production line capable of producing 20 mlpd per day, the Irish News reported.
The plant has been in operation for a long time, but the production rate has been falling since the late 1990s.
The new report also reveals that the company that owns the plant is also in the process of moving the operation from its current location to a site in the city of Dungadam.
The company will now take over the operation.
“The company has received permission from the government to relocate the plant as it has no capacity for further expansion,” the report states.
This is an important development, as it shows that a lot of work has already been done to improve the plant.