Tag: Ireland

Neste aquires 100% of Irish animal fats trader

Neste aquires 100% of Irish animal fats trader

July 27, 2022 |

In Ireland, Neste has agreed to acquire 100% of Walco Foods, an Irish trader of animal fats. The transaction is subject to the fulfillment of customary closing conditions and regulatory approval. Together with the previously announced acquisitions of IH Demeter, Bunge Loders Croklaan and Count Terminal in the Netherlands, and Mahoney Environmental and Agri Trading […]

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XFuel scores $8.25M in latest investment round

XFuel scores $8.25M in latest investment round

July 13, 2022 |

In Ireland, sustainable energy pioneer XFuel announced it has secured €8.2 million in its latest round of investment, laying the foundation for the commercialization of its next-generation synthetic diesel, marine and jet fuel technology. XFuel’s patented technology efficiently converts biomass waste into low-cost, drop-in fuel that can be used in road, marine, and aviation applications. […]

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Gevo sells Air Lingus 6.3M gallons of SAF in five-year agreement from 2026

Gevo sells Air Lingus 6.3M gallons of SAF in five-year agreement from 2026

July 13, 2022 |

In Ireland, Gevo, Inc announced a new fuel sales agreement with Aer Lingus, which is owned by International Airlines Group (IAG). The Agreement provides for Aer Lingus to purchase 6.3 million gallons per year of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) for five years from Gevo’s future commercial operations. Aer Lingus expects to commence fueling its aircraft […]

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Cactus leather helps costume vegan Vikings: Valhalla star Sam Corbett

Cactus leather helps costume vegan Vikings: Valhalla star Sam Corbett

March 14, 2022 |

In Ireland, costume designers on the set of Netflix hit “Vikings: Valhalla” have swapped out animal leather for a cactus-based alternative for the comfort of vegan cast member Sam Corlett.  In a recent interview, Corlett shared that he found it challenging to wear leather.  “I hadn’t worn leather in a long time,” he said. “The […]

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Report shows B50 bioheat more accessible alternative for Irish homes

Report shows B50 bioheat more accessible alternative for Irish homes

February 2, 2022 |

In Ireland, Agriland reports that a new study from AECOM called “A Review of the Irish Residential Heating Sector” shows that by switching to bioheat, Irish households could help to significantly reduce emissions. The government has been promoting the transition of heating to air-source heat pumps for the 700,000 homes still using heating oil, but […]

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Grant Engineering investing in HVO for rural heating

Grant Engineering investing in HVO for rural heating

August 30, 2021 |

In Ireland, Grant Engineering, Ireland’s leading home heating appliance manufacturer, has invested over €250,000 in pioneering a major R&D breakthrough that could help reduce carbon emissions in rural and hard to heat homes throughout Ireland, including homes in Laois. The breakthrough will also help prevent Irish homeowners from incurring the high cost and subsequent disruption […]

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EU project evaluates feathers as raw material

EU project evaluates feathers as raw material

May 17, 2021 |

In Ireland, consultancy Farrelly and Mitchell has been contracted for a European Union project endeavoring to convert waste feathers from poultry industry into usable materials.  Feathers contain significant amounts of keratin, which can be used to produce biodegradable materials, but about 75% of waste feathers end up in a landfill. Farrelly and Mitchell will evaluate […]

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Ireland could help achieve 2030 goals by converting 700,000 homes to HVO heating

Ireland could help achieve 2030 goals by converting 700,000 homes to HVO heating

March 8, 2021 |

In Ireland, the Irish Examiner reports Firebird says that the 700,000 Irish homes burning fuel oil could switch their heating source to HVO for less than €400 which would have a major impact in helping to achieve the country’s 2030 carbon emissions reductions goals. The company’s three factories are powered by HVO. Ireland aims to […]

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Irish researchers redefine distilling methodology improving sustainability

Irish researchers redefine distilling methodology improving sustainability

February 16, 2021 |

In Ireland, a consortium led by researchers based in the School of Biotechnology at Dublin City University continues to redefine the methodology employed in the distilling industry, towards improving sustainability in the workflows which are commonplace in distilleries the world over.  Researchers have recently published several works in this area in which they have developed […]

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Trinity and TOTAL design additives to boost fuel efficiency

Trinity and TOTAL design additives to boost fuel efficiency

December 23, 2020 |

In Ireland, researchers from Trinity and TOTAL have designed, synthesized and tested new additives that increase fuel efficiency. Led by researchers in Trinity’s School of Physics, the Trinity researchers undertook the project as a result of an open competition by TOTAL, where their proposal welcomed several applications from research teams across the globe. The research […]

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