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Aventas Group to invest in renewable energy at Quinn Cement plant

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Irish business group Aventas, formerly Quinn Group, has announced plans to spend €16 million on its Quinn Cement plant in Co Cavan, Ireland, as part of a €30 – €50 million investment in the facility over the next five years.

The investment will allow the plant to convert to using solid recovered fuel (a mix of cardboard, textiles and plastics, along with other wastes) as a renewable energy source. This will reduce its reliance on coal, which is currently imported from South Africa. The conversion to solid recovered fuel is set to reduce the plant’s carbon emissions by around 20%. Contractors PJ Carey will carry out the construction work and around 100 temporary jobs will be created during the conversion.

Paul O’Brien, Chief Executive at Aventas Group, told local press that he was confident in the future of the plant due to the promising performance of the company's construction and building materials division.

Edited from various sources by Rosalie Starling

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