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Resource Recovery Technologies Prove a Winning Innovation

Increasingly stringent laws regarding water effluents give impetus to technology development, says Frost & Sullivan End users of wastewater treatment solutions have traditionally been technology-shy and prefer tried and tested solutions, mainly due to cost concerns. Technology developers are breaking

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Establishment of an Expert Commission on Domestic Public Water Services

The Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government, Mr Simon Coveney T.D. is to establish an Expert Commission shortly to make recommendations on a sustainable long-term funding model for the delivery of domestic public water and waste water services

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Dow Invests in OxyMem’s Wastewater Treatment Technology

The Dow Chemical Company (NYSE: DOW), announced today its investment in OxyMem Ltd. The investment will accelerate the commercialisation of OxyMem’s promising wastewater treatment technology – the Membrane Aerated Biofilm Reactor (MABR). The MABR technology has the potential to bring

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Saving water from waste in chemical plants

Dow Benelux plastics plant on the southern coast of the Netherlands cannot pump water from the ground, it must buy it from a supplier located dozens of kilometres away, uses it once and then pours it out into the sea.

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Coveney Launches €240M Development Programme for Ireland Seafood Sector

The Minister for Agriculture Food and the Marine, Simon Coveney TD, today launched eight schemes to commence implementation of Ireland’s new €240 million EMFF Seafood Development Programme for the period up to 2020 and beyond, co-funded by the Exchequer and

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Bad weather in 2015 ranks Ireland 3rd in wind energy usage

With all the news of Ireland’s bombardment with wind and rain in 2015, it’s perhaps not surprising that it was enough to see us rise to third in the world rankings of countries that used wind energy to generate electricity.

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Plan to build Tipperary hydro-plant

A company whose backers include construction groups Sisk and Roadbridge is planning to build a large-scale electricity generating plant in a disused mine. Siga Hydro will next week detail plans to convert part of a disused mine close to Silvermines village in Tipperary into a pump-storage

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Atlas Copco VSD vacuum pump saves energy at Polestar printing plant

Polestar, Europe’s largest independent printing company, is predicted to save more than £10,000 off the annual energy bill at its Sheffield printing plant by adopting a revolutionary new VSD-driven vacuum pump from Atlas Copco. When Polestar was confronted with the

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Oil prices plunge to 12 year lows

The 5 per cent losses to lows of $34.21/b follow escalating tensions between Saudi Arabi and Iran, which market players fear may ruin the chances of a production cut deal between the Opec nations which would help support prices despite

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200 jobs at Alexion Pharmaceuticals amid €450m expansion

Alexion Pharmaceuticals, a biopharm company focused on serving patients with severe and rare disorders, is expanding its Irish operations, bringing in 200 new jobs upon completion of its €450m facility in Blanchardstown. The four-year project will be the company’s first-ever

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