Tag: Ireland

Irelands kicks off Irish Bioeconomy Week with a series of maps

Irelands kicks off Irish Bioeconomy Week with a series of maps

October 19, 2020 |

In Ireland, a series of maps released by Teagasc each day from October 19-23 as part of Irish Bioeconomy Week will answer questions including: What is the bioeconomy? Is it relevant to me, my sector, my business, the place where I live or my farm? What is unique about it? How does Ireland compare relative […]

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Irish Bioenergy Association pushing for room in Budget 2021

Irish Bioenergy Association pushing for room in Budget 2021

October 15, 2020 |

In Ireland, Budget 2021 is expected to be a watershed budget in terms of driving towards 2030 and 2050 climate actions. Government support for Irish bioenergy industry through dedicated support and development measures will greatly assist in meeting Irelands targets. The bioenergy sectors of biomass, biogas, biofuels, energy crops and wood fuels are all part […]

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Irish fuel industry calls for E10 as it moves towards 2050 carbon neutrality

Irish fuel industry calls for E10 as it moves towards 2050 carbon neutrality

August 20, 2020 |

In Ireland, Petrol Plaza reports Fuels for Ireland that represents the country’s energy industry is calling for a switch to E10 from E5 as part of its new strategy that seeks to bring the sector to carbon neutrality by 2050. The company’s CEO says that fossil fuels cannot be the basis of Ireland’s energy matrix […]

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Irish researchers find EU plastic destined for recycling ends up in oceans

Irish researchers find EU plastic destined for recycling ends up in oceans

July 6, 2020 |

In Ireland, new research from NUI Galway and the University of Limerick has for the first time quantified the volume of plastic from European countries (EU, UK, Switzerland and Norway) that contributes to ocean littering from exported recycling. While European countries have developed world-leading waste management infrastructure, 46% of European separated plastic waste is exported […]

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Irish engineering firm develops hybrid technology to integrate smart heat pumps with biomass

Irish engineering firm develops hybrid technology to integrate smart heat pumps with biomass

January 20, 2020 |

In Ireland, Grant Engineering announced it has developed new hybrid technology called EVOLINK, the first of its kind in hybrid technology and enables the smart integration of heat pumps to a property by combining with existing technology in a home whether oil, gas or biomass. EVOLINK uses intelligent software and complex algorithms to optimize the […]

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Specialist Nutrition to supply ethanol byproducts from Attis Industries direct to NY livestock industry

Specialist Nutrition to supply ethanol byproducts from Attis Industries direct to NY livestock industry

December 26, 2019 |

In Ireland, Specialist Nutrition has decided to take a gamble and hop the pond, making its first US investment in New York where it has signed a EUR135 million deal with Attis Industries to supply wet animal feed produced from Attis’s recently acquired ethanol plant. Specialist Ingredients will act as the middleman, supply wet feed […]

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Circle K says Irish drivers will pay EUR28 million more for 10% biofuels

Circle K says Irish drivers will pay EUR28 million more for 10% biofuels

December 25, 2019 |

In Ireland, the UK’s Independent newspaper reports that Circle K in Ireland believes pushing biofuel blending to 10% in 2020 in line with the European Union’s Renewable Energy Directive will increase fuel prices at the pump for drivers by EUR28 million while cutting fuel efficiency by around 1.8%. The retailer has called on the Irish […]

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Irish researchers use whiskey to successfully “exfoliate” graphene

Irish researchers use whiskey to successfully “exfoliate” graphene

October 29, 2019 |

In Ireland, Tech Central reports that Scientific Foundation Ireland’s Centre for Advanced Materials and BioEngineering Research has discovered a way to use whiskey to “exfoliate” one-atom thick graphene, which is seen as a potential “gamechanger” for electronics as graphene is one of the most durable materials in the world. “Whiskey is uniquely suited for stabilising […]

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Bioeconomy Ireland Week to include free tour to three sites

Bioeconomy Ireland Week to include free tour to three sites

September 16, 2019 |

In Ireland, on October 16, as part of Bioeconomy Ireland Week 2019, the Institute of Technology Tralee and the Irish Bioeconomy Foundation will be hosting a Knowledge Transfer Demonstration Day where companies with novel ICT, IoT and Industry 4.0 solutions for the bio-based sector will demonstrate their technologies in a real operating environment. The day […]

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OFTEC Ireland calls for decarbonization of heating oil with biofuels

OFTEC Ireland calls for decarbonization of heating oil with biofuels

July 31, 2019 |

In Ireland, OFTEC Ireland is calling on the government to look at decarbonizing heat oil rather than looking at expensive technologies that will require investment to switch out boilers or by quadrupling the carbon tax in an effort to reduce carbon emissions, both of which it says could send families further into energy poverty. Off-grid, […]

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