Tag: Ireland

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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Ireland seen needing E10 ASAP to reach climate goals

Ireland seen needing E10 ASAP to reach climate goals

July 17, 2019 |

In Ireland, one of the country’s top economists has published a report that says in order for Ireland to reach its European and Paris climate goals, it needs to implement adoption of E10 from the current E5 as soon as possible, especially in light of reliance on imported UCO “of dubious nature” for biodiesel blending. […]

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Irish agriculture minister cautious about biogas plans due to seasonality of feedstock

Irish agriculture minister cautious about biogas plans due to seasonality of feedstock

June 25, 2019 |

In Ireland, Agriland reports that the country’s agriculture minister is taking a wait-and-see attitude towards the development of a biogas industry to fuel public transport in major cities like Dublin, saying that the level of subsidy required to get production off the ground and to commercial scale might not be the best use of funds. […]

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SkyNRG teams with University of Limerick to explore development of Irish aviation biofuel produciton

SkyNRG teams with University of Limerick to explore development of Irish aviation biofuel produciton

June 17, 2019 |

In Ireland, the Bernal Institute at University of Limerick signed a deal with SkyNRG to explore the development of sustainable aviation fuel manufacturing in Ireland. The memorandum of understanding (MoU) between Bernal and the Netherlands-based firm SkyNRG was signed in the presence of Dutch Minister of Trade, Sigrid Kaag, during the Dutch Royal Visit and […]

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