Written Answers - Alternative Energy Projects.

Tuesday, 6 March 2007

Dáil Eireann Debate
Vol. 633 No. 1

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  334.  Ms Shortall  Information on Róisín Shortall  Zoom on Róisín Shortall   asked the Minister for Communications, Marine and Natural Resources  Information on Noel Dempsey  Zoom on Noel Dempsey   the grants or financial incentives available from his Department for adapting diesel cars in order that they can use biofuels; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [8662/07]

Minister for Communications, Marine and Natural Resources (Mr. N. Dempsey): Information on Noel Dempsey  Zoom on Noel Dempsey  Grants for the conversion of diesel engine vehicles to use Pure Plant Oil (PPO) are made available by my Department, through Sustainable Energy Ireland (SEI). Grants of up to 45% of the cost (excl. VAT) of engine conversion are available. The support has been targeted at the four companies who were granted excise relief under the PPO category in the Pilot Biofuels Mineral Oil Tax Relief Scheme which was launched in 2005.


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