NUI Galway PhD Student Receives Top International Award

Declan Gavigan, a PhD student from NUI Galway’s College of Engineering and Informatics and the Ryan Institute, recently received the Top Young Engineers’ Award. He was awarded the prize for a paper he presented on ‘Strength and durability performance of stabilised soil block masonry units’ at the recent International Association of Bridge and Structural Engineering … Read more

Another Award for OpenHydro

Irish tidal energy technology company, OpenHydro, has been honoured at the 2011 Ireland France Business Awards for its outstanding company performance in 2011 and promotion of bilateral trade and investment between Ireland and France. OpenHydro was selected as The Best Irish Company in France owing to its major technological breakthrough in the area of tidal … Read more

OpenHydro Wins Prestigious Renewable Energy Award

OpenHydro, the Irish tidal energy technology company, has been named Best Company in the ‘Other Renewable Energy’ category by the Global Cleantech Cluster Association. Winning the GCCA Later Stage Award demonstrates OpenHydro’s significant success in the growing cleantech industry. OpenHydro was nominated for the GCCA Later Stage Award by GCCA Member Cluster An tSlí Ghlas, … Read more

Abbott Irish Facility Wins Environmental Health and Safety Energy Excellence Award

Abbott’s diagnostic facility in Longford has won a prestigious award from its headquarters for its excellence in environment, health, safety and energy. The Environment, Health, Safety and Energy Excellence Award recognises Abbott sites from around the world for their contribution to the environment, health and safety. The Abbott award was presented to the Longford facility … Read more

Armagh Refrigeration Company Wins UK Energy Efficiency Award

An Armagh refrigeration company has won a prestigious national award for its energy-saving refrigeration solution at a meat processing plant. Shilliday Refrigeration picked up the prize for ‘Industrial and Commercial Project of the Year’ at the RAC Cooling Industry Awards, which cover the refrigeration and air conditioning industry. Entries from nearly every major name in … Read more

Energy Systems Award for Tyndall National Institute

Tyndall National Institute, UCC is this year’s winner of the ‘Renewable Energy Systems Award’ for its new research building. Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI) announced the winner at its seventh annual Sustainable Energy Awards in Dublin recently. The state-of-the-art semiconductor research facility is heated by energy generated from its data servers, saving 12% on … Read more

NovaUCD 2010 Start-up Award For Belfield Technologies

Belfield Technologies, a new energy management venture, has received a runner-up award in the NovaUCD’s 2010 Start-Up competition. Belfield Technologies ( has developed a technology to assist public and private organisations to reduce their energy costs and associated carbon footprints. The HID LightSaver, a High Intensity Discharge (HID) lighting control system, is programmable and compatible … Read more

ERDF Backs Development of Innovative Small Wind Turbine Technologies

The European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) has awarded the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) almost £1.1 million to establish a project that will increase the uptake of small wind technologies (SWT) by SMEs, improving the efficiency, quality, reliability and safety of the systems. The project will support SMEs, including manufacturers, suppliers, consultants, installers, service providers, … Read more

Castlemartyr Resort is Going Green

Castlemartyr Resort in East Cork has received an environmental award from Green Hospitality Ireland, the only Irish developed environmental certification standard for the hospitality sector. Following an audit from the Green Hospitality Programme in May 2010, Castlemartyr gained the award for its sterling green credentials. This means recognition of the hotel’s innovative efforts in introducing … Read more