BORD na Móna has secured planning permission from Limerick County Council for a smokeless fuel plant in the port of Foynes which will support 140 jobs during the construction phase and 60 jobs when the facility is fully operational.

The facility will manufacture up to 150,000 tonnes of smokeless and biomass home heating fuels.  Bord na Móna is Ireland’s leading heating fuels company and has been successfully supplying smokeless fuels to Irish homes, and providing local employment in Foynes, for decades.  The company plans to substantially increase its range and supply of smokeless fuels to the Irish market.