Action Renewables provide consultation on energy and carbon management. Analysing energy usage and associated activities, we develop bespoke management strategies based on organisational requirements.
We are committed to providing the highest standard of service utilising our expertise in: PAS 2060 International Standards for carbon neutrality, ISO50001 and energy efficiency and The Energy Auditing Scheme. Action Renewables has extensive experience in providing energy efficiency reports for businesses and organisations throughout the island of Ireland and in the UK , completing numerous ESOS compliance packages under phase one of the scheme.
Action Renewables work with businesses, mentoring staff on the implement ation of energy management policies, systems and internal audits to ensure clients reach full carbon reduction potential, maintaining cost savings and increasing green credentials. As an expert provider of impartial energy efficiency advice and consultancy, we aim to provide services which will confidently guide your organisation throughout the process.
About Balcas brites Wood Pellets
So how did Balcas branch out into wood pellets? With over 50 years’ experience in the timber trade Balcas branched out into renewable energy in 2004, specifically biomass, to pioneer wood pellets branded brites for the UK and Irish markets. Since then the company has continued to lead the industry in terms of quality, service, innovation and national presence.
So how did we begin to manufacture wood pellets?
The first Balcas CHP and pellet manufacturing plant based in Enniskillen, Northern Ireland, where the company is headquartered, started production in 2004, with a capacity of 55,000 tonnes. The company’s second CHP and pellet manufacturing plant was constructed in 2007 in Invergordon, Scotland with a production capacity of 100,000 tonnes. The opening of this plant firmly positioned Balcas as the largest wood pellet fuel manufacturer in Great Britain and Ireland.
brites are manufactured from pure sawdust, a by-product from the sawmills on site and all wood used is sourced from sustainable forests approved by the Forestry Stewardship Council® (FSC®). Both of the brites production sites are self-sufficient in electricity, displacing energy previously generated from fossil fuels and permits Balcas to sell surplus electricity to the grid.
With a turnover of circa £100 million, Balcas has 340 direct employees. In addition, 300 people are engaged in forest harvesting and haulage (see www.balcas.com/about/our-
"Together, making Ireland Greener"
Biotech Biomass Renewable Energy Ltd, Dublin, is part of the Biotech Energy Group, who’s prime focus is the development of renewable energy, such as Biomass, Solar and Wind. Biotech is the exclusive marketing agent for a range of biomass boilers by Camino Design. The range of energy efficient boilers are sized from 22 kW to 1.1 MW with prices starting from as little as €10,000.
With an expected start date for the Support Scheme for Renewable Heat (SSRH) in the 2nd quarter of 2018, Biotech are expecting a rush of applications. To ensure that their clients are ready, Biotech are offering to review your energy demand and carry out a survey (site visit), so that projects can be evaluated without delay. Added to this, for high energy users Biotech are offering a Capital Free scheme, where the complete biomass installation, maintainace and biomass fuel supply contract will be provided at NO ADDITIONAL COST to the user.
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.
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"
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.
Coillte provides long term, securebiomass fuel supply contracts totheindustrial heat sector and can assist in theevaluation of the both technical andcommercial viability of projects forlarge scale energy users.
Coillte play a key leadership role in delivering sustainable biomass energy solutions to Irish industry and actively works with its customers to reduce CO2 emissions. Many clients have a global ambition to become carbon neutral across the value chain from sourcing raw materials to manufacturing, product use and eventual product disposal. Carbon neutrality can be achieved, through first reducing the value chain carbon footprint followed by pursuing carbon-offsetting strategies to reduce the net emissions to zero. With a focus on energy efficiency, installing a biomass boiler enables large energy users to use local biomass to produce steam to serve the production facilities while reducing emissions and helping to maintain competiveness.
Coillte operate several regional biomass supply hubs across the country that produce wood chip strictly in accordance with the quality specifications set out in I.S. CEN/TS 14961 : 2005. Coillte is committed to a strategy that matches local renewable energy requirements with local biomass supply and feed stock is sourced from both Coillte and private forestry plantations from the surrounding counties.
With the introduction of the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI), it is expected that demand for biomass for energy will grow across the industrial heat sector.
Total solutions for processing organic waste streams
Dorset Green Machines develops and produces drying equipment for processing organic waste streams such as, sewage sludge, digestate, poultry manure, wood and others.
We specialize in valorizing waste heat by drying waste streams. The dry product is suited for energy production or as a fertilizer.
Drying and/or pelletizing results in:
- Lower storage and transport costs;
- Hygienization and reduced emissions/odours;
- On site waste heat usage
- New sales and utilization possibilities;
We provide a total solution/processing line, including:
- Belt drying systems
- Pelletizing equipment
- Air cleaning equipment
Dragon Biomass has been building biomass boilers for more than 30 years.
For over 30 years Dragon have developed heating systems to efficiently burn by-products from industry, farms and commercial enterprises. The hot water produced is used to replace fossil fuel for all kinds of heating and drying applications. They are built in Lincolnshire by our own team of skilled fabricators to the highest standards using the best materials. We pressure test them during construction to 2.5 bars (50% higher than required)to ensure many years of low cost heat.
We have developed our heaters by listening to our cutsomers requirements. We are able to burn difficult fuels such as woodchip and sawdust, in a rotary hearth. We can even factory-fit all the system inside an ISO shipping container to minimise work and allow for seasonal relocation.
DWF’s renewables team has more than 60 legal experts across multiple jurisdictions who specialise in all aspects ofthe energy sector. With full service offices in Dublin and Belfast, we have worked on a large number of the Anaerobic Digestion Plants constructed in Northern Ireland in addition to headline biomass & CHP transactions in Ireland.
DWF offers a unique legal service to Irish and international clients. DWF is an international law firm with full service offices in Dublin, Belfast, London, Manchester, Paris, Singapore, Dubai and several other jurisdictions; for further information please visit our website at www.dwf.law.
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Environment & Energy Management
For over 11 years Environment & Energy Management has provided it’s growing readership (now 12,000) with analysis and insight into the latest technologies and services available within Ireland, while our editorial team focus heavily on investment, business profiles and the future of the energy sector in this country.
As a publication written by acknowledged experts in their fields, Environment & Energy Management is disseminated to a controlled and targeted readership of over 12,000 key decision makers in Central & Local Government, the Professional/Services Sector (including Environmental Consultants, Engineers, Laboratories, all Third Level and other training/research Organisations, the Legal Profession and Agencies specialising in environmental protection and energy efficiency) – and, with particular attention to Small & Medium Enterprises, all sectors of Irish industry as follows: Food & Beverage; Pharmaceutical; Chemical; Medical; Electronics; Plastics; Packaging; Motor & Transport; Finance & Insurance; Textiles; Agriculture and Tourism.
Gas Networks Ireland is part of Ervia, a commercial semi-state company responsible for gas and water infrastructure and services and the delivery of wholesale broadband solutions in Ireland.
Gas Networks Ireland builds, develops and operates Ireland’s world-class gas infrastructure, maintaining over 13,954km of gas pipelines and two sub-sea interconnectors. Safety and a strong customer focus are at the heart of how the business operates, along with a commercial ethos, reflecting its responsibility for a major gas infrastructure that contributes to Ireland’s social and economic progress.
Natural gas is available in over 160 population centres in 20 counties and there are almost 680,000 users in Ireland. The company is responsible for connecting all new gas customers to the network, and for work on service pipes and meters at customers’ premises, on behalf of all gas suppliers in Ireland.
The company is now committed to decarbonising the network with indigenously produced renewable gas with the objective of supporting 20% renewable gas by 2030 with Nationwide Network Entry facilities.
To connect your business to the natural gas network, contact businesslink at 1850 411 511 and we will be delighted to assist you. Alternatively, you can contact us by email on email@example.com or visit our website www.gasnetworks.ie
Glas Energy is one of Irelands most experienced biomass solution providers. Established in 2002, Glas Energy has completed a broad range of installations from domestic boilers to complete district heating systems. Our technology deployments cater for all wood fuel sources from split-logs to wood chip and wood pellet.
We work with world leading boiler manufacturers and are Irelands strategic partner for HDG Bavaria a 'best in class' range of biomass boilers built to the highest international standards. At Glas we have seen our installations stand the test of time with reference sites that are now over 10 years old.
A biomass boiler is a long term investment that requires a client-supplier relationship over the extensive lifetime of the plant. Choose wisely when considering a biomass system. Choose Glas.
Grant Engineering Ireland ULC
Grant designs and manufactures trusted and reliable heating products of the highest standards. The company continues to strive at the forefront of the industry with their forward thinking approach, innovative designs and award winning heating products. 2018 marks a key milestone for Grant as the company celebrates 40 years in business.
Grant will be showcasing their award-winning range of condensing oil boilers, condensing wood pellet boilers, back boilers and solar panels. Visitors can also look forward to learning more about the revolutionary Grant VortexAir Hybrid. Launched just over a year ago the VortexAir combines the trusted attributes of the Grant Vortex condensing oil boiler with the green advantage of an Aerona³ inverter driven air source heat pump, which Grant has sold for many years as a standalone heat pump in the UK.
Through using two heat sources to maximise system efficiency, the VortexAir Hybrid offers an innovative solution to homeowners off the gas grid when seeking a sustainable alternative to boiler replacements with minimal disruption to the home. It also helps those building a new home to meet renewal obligation required under building regulations.
Hegan Biomass Limited supply, install and service multi fuel biomass boilers. With over 200 successful installations throughout GB & Ireland, from 50kwh to 10mwh, we are specialists in delivering successful projects on time and on budget.
Areas of expertise - Green houses, mushroom growing, hospitality, agricultural produce processing, poultry, dairy, grain and process drying - new and retrofit. District heating networks, drying floors - steel and concrete. Fully integrated continuous flow dryer conversions, all makes catered for including bespoke integration. Mechanical & Electrical Contracting and Supplies, we also offer plumbing contracting works as well as hollow core drilling.
We have a dedicated in-house design team, Building Service Engineers and RHI Accreditation Service.
Irish BioEnergy Association
IrBEA is the National Association representing the bioenergy industry on the island of Ireland.
IrBEA seeks to increase understanding of issues related to biomass supply chains used to generate energy in the form of heat, electricity and transport. The main objectives of the association are to influence policy makers, to promote the development of bioenergy, and to promote the interests of its members.
Improving public awareness, networking and information sharing, and liaising with similar interest groups are other key areas of work in promoting biomass as an environmentally, economically and socially sustainable energy resource. Governance and strategic oversight is provided by our CEO, President and Management Committee, with operational support from an Executive Team.
IrBEA is affiliated to AEBIOM, the European Biomass Association and the European Biogas Association (EBA).
IrBEA operates as a not-for-profit limited liability company. IrBEA is funded from member contributions with other income established from services and consultancy.
As Ireland’s Number One Renewable Energy Company it is our aim to help heat thousands of corporate buildings across the country. Our systems are installed and maintained by our highly qualified local installation and servicing partners using only the most efficient, technology leading Austrian manufacturer ETA Biomass Boilers.
KES Group are Ireland’s Main Agent of the Austrian manufactured ETA Biomass Boiler range. We offer a wide product range of pellet, wood chip and log boilers that are technically advanced, highly efficient, and fully automatic from 7kW up to 500kW.
KES Group fabricate bespoke packaged plantrooms which are self-contained energy centre’s manufactured off-site in our factory complex. Each of our plantroom designs are tailor made to match the characteristics of individual site space availability, bio fuel feeds and the specified generation process. Our plant rooms are delivered fully assembled to the site where commissioning is carried out by our team of experienced mechanical and electrical engineers. Utilisation of our plantrooms avoids site disruption and reduces site installation time to as little as a single day.!
Laois Sawmills began making pellets under the name of Greenwood pellets in 2007 and is now the only producer of wood pellets in the Republic of Ireland .We now supply both Ireland and the UK with our high quality pellets.
With a capacity of 50000 tonnes , Laois Sawmills is eagerly awaiting the uptake of the recently announced Renewable Heat Support Scheme. General Manager, Rory Roberts commented ‘’Our pellet plant is supplied by our own sawmills and surrounding mills and with such a optimum location , we are ideally suited to supplying the whole of Ireland . All our pellets are of the highest quality EN plus A1 standard and we are FSC certified ensuring all raw material is sourced in a sustainable fashion. Quality and Service are our 2 main priorities and with a history of over 30 years , Laois Sawmills looks forward to working closely with new and existing customers.
Malachy Walsh and Partners is a multidisciplinary engineering consultancy providing a first class service to its clients since it was founded in 1967. The company objective is to seek continued growth of the Practice through increased diversity and the promotion of greater expertise and innovation, particularly in specialised engineering areas. The goal is to provide an all embracing engineering service encompassing Civil, Structural, Mechanical, Electrical, Environmental, Project Management, Conservation, P.S.D.P., Fire and Traffic sectors.
The Firm is successful in identifying areas of growth and pursuing these areas in the expansion of its business. The engagement and continued training of quality staff is a pre-requisite to achieving the firm’s goal. MWP will continue to employ Graduates from Irish and UK Universities and Institutes of Technology and recognises that the professional development of staff is key to securing their retention, to promote their individual wellbeing and in turn, to make them better able to meet the Firm’s needs.
The Firm’s success is primarily dictated by customer satisfaction.
Since its establishment OBW Technologies has rapidly grown to become a leading provider of fixed and portable gas detection, including bio gas analysers, and offering fire and flame detection and gas calibration services in Ireland.
We are the largest reseller and the only approved manufacturer accredited and certified service agent for Honeywell portable and fixed gas detection units in Ireland, offering a complete service from site survey & inspection, project management and supply, commissioning and certification for your new or replacement fixed gas or fire alarm system.
OBW are a supplier of choice for many of the largest life sciences and high tech organisations in Ireland and are fully ISO 9001 accredited.
We offer NDIR Technology Sampling & Detection solutions capable of monitoring ppm and LeL levels of Combustible gases (H2S, Carbon Dioxide & Methane) associated with Bio Gas production. NDIR Technology is highly resistant to poisoning and offers reliable efficient fast response rates for the detection of by product gases. Contact us today for further information.
Privilege Finance is a renewable energy funding provider, with a particular focus on AD and biomass in the agricultural and agri-food industries. The organisation specialises in financial and technical AD expertise and the promotion of sustainability across the sectors.
Privilege works in close partnership with clients using an entire ‘project lifecycle’ approach, providing support services that enable smooth project delivery, commissioning and optimisation, towards re-financing for SPV stability.
In 2016 Privilege funded projects worth £90M, including £55M on new projects, and currently has an additional £120M of finance planned for new projects in 2017, to support the continued growth of AD in the UK.
In addition to project support, Privilege also provides a range of pragmatic, flexible and streamlined finance solutions, including new and used agricultural asset finance. The company is based in Cambridge and has experienced sales and delivery teams working across the UK.
Bioenergy is rapidly gaining in popularity as a renewable energy source in the UK and across Europe. With many years experience in both the biomass and anaerobic digestion markets, REHAU’s innovative solutions and technical team can support you with your bioenergy projects. Government legislation is driving growth in these sectors, by reducing payback times for these renewable technologies. REHAU offer RAUVITHERM and RAUTHERMEX pre-insulated pipe for your bioenergy project.
RAUVITHERM is a pre-insulated PE-Xa pipe for district heating, biomass, biogas and heat pump applications. It has proved immensely popular since its launch due to its high flexibility and easy to use REHAU jointing technology.
RAUTHERMEX is a pre-insulated PE-Xa pipe district heating, biomass, biogas and heat pump applications. The high performance PU foam makes it ideal for large district heating over long distances where heat losses are critical. For more information visit us on Stand 2 or go to www.rehau.co.uk/biomass
The Renewable Gas Forum Ireland (RGFI) is an industry forum representing the interests of those involved in the renewable gas supply chain across the island of Ireland, both north and south. RGFI is committed to influencing, supporting and delivering policies and initiatives that promote the development of the renewable gas industry in Ireland as an economically viable and environmentally sustainable component of the overall energy mix.
RGFI is a not for profit company limited by guarantee. Membership is open to all parties interested in renewable gas from both the public and private sectors.
RGFI affairs are managed to the highest standards of good governance and integrity, at all times representing the best interests of its membership.
The core objective of RGFI is to bring together industry in the form of producers, consumers and supply chain participants to work together to inform, evaluate and promote policies that support the development of the renewable gas industry in Ireland.
Uponor UK are a leading provider of plumbing, radiant heating and cooling, local heat distribution and infrastructure solutions.
Under the brand name Ecoflex, Uponor offer pre-insulated pipes which provide a reliable, innovative, flexible and cost efficient method for transporting a variety of liquids both inside and outside of buildings.
Uponor UK are part of the Uponor group, which has representation in over 30 countries.
VERDE LED is a multinational commercial LED Lighting company headquartered in Ireland and is a market leader in commercial LED Lighting solutions.VERDE LED has a global presence in the medical, pharmaceutical, industrial, food processing, warehousing, sports and commercial/office sectors.
Focusing on quality design and certification, all VERDE LED product meets the most stringent specification and certification requirements. All VERDE product comes with industry leading warranties and has SEAI Triple E listing.
VERDE LED has an in house Design team who specialise in lighting design for new or existing facilities and a dedicated R&D Department optimising product development to ensure that we continue to manufacture premium grade product with the highest quality components, unlimited hour warranties and highest efficacy.
VERDE LED work with architects, engineers, mechanical and electrical providers, government bodies and distributors. All VERDE products have IES design files which are available on www.verdeled.com
VERDE LED offer a ‘supply only’ or nationwide ‘full turnkey solution’ from facility audit to design, installation, waste disposal and project management. We also apply or administer energy grants for lighting projects in Ireland.
Visit www.verdeled.com for case studies, further information or to purchase on our online store.
Vogelsang Ireland has been the forefront of biogas innovation since its inception in 2013. We have partnered with biogas plant installers and end-users developing and improving components that demonstrate their high performance with 27 installations throughout Ireland.
In the interest of more efficient and economical biogas production, Vogelsang Ireland offers reliable products and individual solutions for pumping, macerating and feeding, as well as for preparing cosubstrates and biosuspensions.
Further information on our progressive products and company can be found at www.vogelsang.ie.
The Western Development Commission (WDC) is a statutory body that was set up to promote the social and economic development in the Western Region (Donegal, Leitrim, Sligo, Mayo, Roscommon, Galway and Clare).
The WDC is active in promoting and developing the renewable energy sector. At present, the WDC is undertaking a regional renewable energy analysis with SEAI on the use of biomass as a local contribution to the national renewable heat target in the Western Region. We also participate in a number of EU funded renewable energy projects including:
• GREBE (www.grebeproject.eu) funded by the Northern Periphery & Arctic (NPA) Programme to support renewable energy energy enterprises.
• RE-DIRECT (http://re-direct-nwe.eu/) - The WDC is a partner with IrBEA on this North West Europe funded project focusing on the development of the bio-char sector.
• FREED (http://www.freedproject.eu/) funded by the NPA, supports existing and start-up SME’s to utilise and develop innovative energy technologies as viable business offerings.
• LECo (Local Energy Communities) is a newly funded NPA project that will support the development of local energy communities in the Western Region of Ireland.
Established in 1983, WIS Group is Northern Ireland's largest provider of process control, automation, instrumentation and environmental engineering solutions.
WIS Group has currently in excess of 180 engineers, technicians and support staff with a wealth of experience and skills.
Our long-standing partnerships with the world's leading process engineering manufacturers allow us to tap into a global hub of cutting-edge knowledge, technological innovation and design.
Our Farm Scale AD Technology - WIS Group has undoubtedly developed a bespoke Renewable Energy Technology that successfully meets the energy demands of agricultural, industrial and municipal organisations within Ireland & UK.
In addition, WIS personnel are a highly trained and skilled local workforce that is able to deliver each AD Plant from the procurement, design, construction, and commission phase right through to the plant operation and plant maintenance stages. (Full EPC wrap)
WIS Group also provides ongoing technical assistance and support 24/7 for users and clients long after the completion of each plant.
Wood Fuel Quality Assurance
The Wood Fuel Quality Assurance Scheme (WFQA) certifies suppliers of woodchip, firewood, wood pellets and wood briquettes to the latest European quality standards while also ensuring that all wood fuel is sourced from sustainably managed sources.
Wood fuel quality is a vital component of ensuring that boilers, stoves and CHP units run efficiently and reliably, as well as ensuring that combustion is complete and that emissions to air meet all the required standards.
The WFQA also ensures that customers are provided with adequate information about the wood fuel they are purchasing in terms of weight, moisture content and size profile.