Flogas Enterprise to supply United Drug with biomethane

United Drug, Ireland’s largest pharmaceutical distribution company, has switched to biomethane supplied by Flogas Enterprise (formerly Naturgy Ireland).

The biomethane sourced from Green Generation in County Kildare, Ireland, will increase incrementally in the coming years.

“This is an exciting development in the Irish market,” said Barry Murphy, commercial director at Flogas Enterprise.

“Ireland has significant untapped potential in renewable gas. We have a long-term history of supplying natural gas to United Drug for over 12 years and this new contract will see 10% of its total gas requirements in the next year supplied as renewable gas by us.

“We see a growing demand for this in Ireland and believe that it will play a crucial part both in powering Ireland’s future and in helping companies make the transition to renewable energy.”

United Drug’s mission is to become carbon neutral by 2030 and switching to biomethane is an important step in reducing emissions.

Paul Reilly, CEO of United Drug, commented: “It will enable our business to become more sustainable and provide us with a long-term solution to our requirements. It also reflects our values and desire to do our part in the community to lead the way in responding to climate change.

“We are replacing our existing energy sources with sustainable, more environmentally friendly alternatives with the focus on sole use of electricity from renewable energy sources.”

The EU Commission has identified Ireland as being the country with the greatest potential for developing this clean energy per capita.

Naturgy Ireland has rebranded to Flogas Enterprise following the acquisition by Flogas in December last year. Naturgy Ireland has long been a leading supplier of renewable electricity, natural gas and energy services to large energy users across Ireland, Northern Ireland and the UK, with a share of almost 17% of the industrial and commercial natural gas market.

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