Bord na Móna – Celignis – CAW

Bord na Móna

Bord na Móna BioEnergy is a clean, reliable source of carbon neutral renewable energy

Bord na Móna BioEnergy biomass consists of solid biomass derived from forest residues and sustainable energy crops. New technology means biomass can now meet many of the energy needs of Irish people. Bord na Móna BioEnergy is using biomass in different ways to power and heat homes, communities and businesses. Biomass is Europe’s no.1 source of renewable energy and a key part of the EU strategy to tackle climate change. A well-managed biomass sector supports and maintains large, growing, healthy forests.

Bord na Móna BioEnergy is developing a 100% sustainable biomass supply chain. Biomass imports and domestic supplies both support jobs in the growing Irish biomass sector Bord na Móna BioEnergy is be a reliable supplier of sustainable biomass to local power generation and/or heating projects.

Bord na Móna is transitioning its businesses to 100% renewable energy sources. A key part of this plan is the company’s move to peat free electricity generation by 2030. The company has identified biomass as a strategic requirement in this transition and Bord na Móna see this as an opportunity to provide energy security for the future.

Bord na Móna is already the No.1 consumer and supplier of biomass for heat and power in Ireland and continues to invest heavily in developing our long term domestic biomass supply. Biomass imports and domestic supplies both support jobs in the growing Irish biomass industry.

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Celignis Analytical

Celignis is a dedicated biomass analysis laboratory that provides our clients with the most precise data to allow them to make the best use of their biomass feedstocks and optimise their biomass conversion processes.

We offer a range of analysis services relevant to the bioeconomy. These include:

– Properties related to biomass combustion (e.g. calorific value, chlorine, ash etc.).
– Physical properties of biomass (e.g. particle size of wood chips, pellet dimensions).
– Evaluation of anaerobic digestion feedstocks and process outputs (e.g. biomethane potential).
– Characterisation of biomass for use in the production of advanced biofuels (e.g. cellulosic ethanol).
– Analysis of aquatic biomass (e.g. seaweed).
– Profiling of the liquid outputs of biomass conversion processes.

We are based in Limerick and are a spin-out from research at the University of Limerick which led to significant improvements over the state of the art in the analysis of biomass and the products of biomass conversion. We are also currently active in several biomass research projects funded by the EU’s Horizon 2020 programme.

Celignis – “With accurate data the opportunities are limitless”

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Celtic Anglian Water Ltd

Established in 1998, Celtic Anglian Water (CAW) is the Irish based subsidiary of the UK’s Anglian Water Group and employs c.90 people at various treatment plants in locations throughout Ireland.

CAW specialises in the design, build, operation and maintenance of water and wastewater infrastructure assets.

Since 2003, CAW, in collaboration with its Partners, has been involved in the delivery of over €80m of water and wastewater infrastructure capital works projects. In delivering capital projects CAW provides the full range of professional services required from engineering specialist designers, project managers, procurement managers, on-site construction supervisors and expert mechanical, electrical and process commissioning engineers. All projects are delivered through an integrated management system incorporating a Health & Safety Plan, an Environmental Management Plan and a Quality Management Plan.

The Operation and Maintenance Services provided by CAW are delivered in the most efficient and environmentally sustainable way possible. Three of the Wastewater Treatment Plants operated by CAW have received ISO50001 Energy Management Accreditation. Over 14,000,000m3 of Renewable Biogas is recovered from the waste streams being treated, which in turn is used to provide both Renewable Heat and c.30,000 MWh annually of Electricity to offset the energy demands of the Plants.