United Drug switches to biomethane

The pharmaceutical company has committed to becoming carbon-neutral by 2030

Big Zero Report 2023

Irish pharmaceutical company United Drug has switched to using renewable gas, as part of its aim to become carbon-neutral by 2030.

It has partnered with Flogas, which has biomethane sourced from County Kildare.

The gas is produced using anaerobic digestion, where food waste is broken down using bacteria to create the gas needed for transport, heat and electricity.

United Drug CEO Paul Reilly said: “We are replacing our existing energy sources with sustainable, more environmentally friendly alternatives with the focus on a sole use of electricity from renewable energy sources.”

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