WDC investment for Arigna Fuels

The Western Development Commission has announced investment and support for Arigna Fuels as the company moves towards renewable biomass-based products.

The family-owned business based on the Roscommon/Leitrim border was the first manufacturer of smokeless coal in Ireland.

The company currently employs 53 staff directly and up to 15 indirectly.

In response to the on-going climate change agenda, the company embarked on a multi-million euro investment and started work on a biomass-based fuel in 2010 and construction of a pilot plant in 2012.

The next stage for the biomass project is the production of commercial quantities of biomass based product to test a number of identified market segments both in Ireland and abroad.

Speaking to Ocean FM Gillian Buckley, Investment Manager, stated that it’s vital they support local innovative companies such as Arigna Fuels