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Renewable gas has the potential to replace more than one quarter of our fossil fuel gas supply

New study by SEAI shows gas from animal manure, food waste and grass could provide 28% of Ireland’s gas needs Renewable gas could cut carbon emissions by as much as 2million tonnes a year, the equivalent of the annual energy

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Speaking at the Our Ocean Wealth Summit 2017 in Galway, Marine Institute CEO Dr Peter Heffernan welcomed the positive findings of the Report on Ireland’s Ocean Economy published by NUI Galway’s Socio-Economic Marine Research Unit (SEMRU) today (Friday). The 4th

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Drone company chooses Shannon for R&D and manufacturing base

A-techSYN Ltd, an innovative R&D company with over four years of experience in fixed-wing Unmanned Air Vehicle (UAV) development, has today announced that it has signed Heads of Terms with Shannon Group plc’s International Aviation Services Centre (IASC) for a

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Carlsberg aims for zero carbon emissions after Trump’s Paris pullout

Carlsberg has unveiled plans to reduce its brewery carbon emissions to zero, singling out Donald Trump’s withdrawal of the US from the Paris climate agreement as a motivating factor. The Danish brewer, whose beers also include Holsten Pils and San

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Heathrow report names airlines with worst impact on environment

A total of 24 out of 50 carriers performed poorly on at least one measurement of noise, emissions and unscheduled night flights between January and March, according to f igures published by the west London hub. Israeli airline El Al

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IKEA aims to halve food waste at its restaurants by mid-2020

IKEA, which as well as being the No.1 furniture retailer also runs one of the world’s biggest restaurant chains, aims to halve its food waste in three years to save money and reduce its environmental footprint. Daily food waste at

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Irish Seafood Companies look to Innovation in Food Waste Elimination

BIM, Ireland’s Seafood Development Agency and Bord Bia, the Irish Food Board, today (Thursday 22 June 2017) facilitated a Sustainability Knowledge Sharing trip for ten leading Irish seafood companies to Silver Hill Farm in Co. Monaghan to deliver valuable insights

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Ongoing uncertainty around UK environmental protection

On the anniversary of the EU referendum, Greener UK, a coalition of 13 major environmental organisations, publishes the first assessment under its comprehensive Brexit Risk Tracker, which will be regularly updated to reflect the risks to environmental policy throughout the

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Offaly firms get energised about increasing efficiency

Offaly businesses have been finding out about the latest ways to cut their energy costs at a special energy efficiency briefing held by competitive energy provider Energia. The briefing held with Tullamore Chamber was designed to educate businesses about energy

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€4.9m project to cut CO2 footprint of carbon fibre production

Researchers from across Europe, led by University of Limerick (UL), Ireland, have begun a project to produce carbon fibre from forestry by-products. Carbon fibre is a reinforcement which when added to plastic improves its mechanical properties thereby forming a composite

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