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Ibec survey of Irish manufacturing sector shows cost of energy is the biggest challenge heading into 2023

    Ibec survey of Irish manufacturing sector shows cost of energy is the biggest challenge heading into 2023

Ibec, the group that represents Irish business, has published the results of a major new survey which shows a drop in confidence in the manufacturing sector for the next six

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£17.6 million innovation support programme set to fuel green heat economy in Scotland

    £17.6 million innovation support programme set to fuel green heat economy in Scotland

Scottish Enterprise has launched a new Green Heat Innovation Support Programme worth up to £17.6 million for companies across Scotland covering industries from manufacturing to technology innovators and the heating

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70% of Manufacturers Say Economic Climate Holding Back Sustainability Strategy

    70% of Manufacturers Say Economic Climate Holding Back Sustainability Strategy

Almost seven-in-ten (69%) manufacturing decision makers agree that their sustainability strategy has been restricted due to cost pressures. This is according to research findings by Visual Components, polling respondents in the UK,

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Construction set to commence on the reopening of the Limerick to Foynes Rail Line for Freight Services

    Construction set to commence on the reopening of the Limerick to Foynes Rail Line for Freight Services

Construction is set to commence in the coming weeks on the first phase of works to reopen the Foynes to Limerick Rail line, a project which is funded by the

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Cullen to invest £15 million in Scottish manufacturing site

    Cullen to invest £15 million in Scottish manufacturing site

Glasgow-based Cullen, which is Europe’s only combined manufacturer of moulded fibre and corrugated packaging company, has  announced a £15 million expansion plan for its manufacturing site. The new state-of-the-art development

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Masterplan puts Shannon Foynes Port on course to become international floating offshore wind energy hub

    Masterplan puts Shannon Foynes Port on course to become international floating offshore wind energy hub

The Shannon Estuary presents a unique opportunity and is best placed in Ireland and Europe to develop the Atlantic floating offshore wind industry and help the country reach its climate

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New report on the Growth of Onshore to Offshore Wind highlights the “Unprecedented Opportunity for the Atlantic Region

    New report on the Growth of Onshore to Offshore Wind highlights the “Unprecedented Opportunity for the Atlantic Region

A new report identifies an unprecedented opportunity for the Atlantic Region in the Growth of Onshore to Offshore Wind. The study was commissioned by the Mid-West, North-West and West Regional

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One in three manufacturers on track to meet sustainability targets

    One in three manufacturers on track to meet sustainability targets

Schneider Electric, the leader in the digital transformation of energy management and automation, and Omdia, the technology research and advisory group, have found that while industrial companies are setting ambitious sustainability

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Soltec (Ireland) opens state-of-the-art waste management facility

    Soltec (Ireland) opens state-of-the-art waste management facility

Soltec (Ireland) Ltd has opened its newly developed five-acre waste treatment and recovery facility in the IDA Business Park, Clonmore, Mullingar. The opening of this state-of-the-art facility is the culmination

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Joint £64 million investment in collaborative centres of research across Ireland and the UK

    Joint £64 million investment in collaborative centres of research across Ireland and the UK

Science Foundation Ireland (SFI), Northern Ireland’s Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs (DAERA) and UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) have announced a £64 million investment to create new collaborative

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Hanson secures funding to investigate hydrogen as a fuel at asphalt sites

    Hanson secures funding to investigate hydrogen as a fuel at asphalt sites

Hanson UK, a leading supplier of heavy building materials to the construction industry, has secured funding to investigate the feasibility of using low carbon hydrogen as an alternative source of

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Eco-friendly Cloud can reduce energy costs for manufacturers

    Eco-friendly Cloud can reduce energy costs for manufacturers

Rising energy costs are impacting on UK manufacturers’ competitiveness. The government’s recent intervention, funding for high energy usage businesses, is in response to the global shortage of natural gas caused

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Enva expands farm plastics recycling business in Ireland

    Enva expands farm plastics recycling business in Ireland

Enva, one of the UK and Ireland’s leading recycling and resource management companies. has completed the acquisition of Ireland’s largest farm film plastic recycler ADN Materials Ltd for an undisclosed

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Lisburn manufacturer CASC invests £1.7 million to drive growth through skills and 26 jobs

    Lisburn manufacturer CASC invests £1.7 million to drive growth through skills and 26 jobs

Lisburn based manufacturer CASC is investing £1.7 million in its business growth through the creation of 26 jobs and the skills development of its team. The SME provides project management

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Drinks producers urged to get ready for Scotland’s Deposit Return Scheme as SEPA publishes new guidance

    Drinks producers urged to get ready for Scotland’s Deposit Return Scheme as SEPA publishes new guidance

New, step-by-step guidance has been published by the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) to ensure drinks producers are ready when registration for Scotland’s Deposit Return Scheme (DRS) opens in twelve

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How to Stay Competitive – Scottish Manufacturing & Supply Chain Conference & Exhibition – October 13th 2022 – Scottish Event Campus, Glasgow

    How to Stay Competitive – Scottish Manufacturing & Supply Chain Conference & Exhibition – October 13th 2022 – Scottish Event Campus, Glasgow

The Manufacturing & Supply Chain Conference & Exhibition, which is being held at the SEC Glasgow on Thursday, 13th of October 2022, will be the largest event of its kind

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Scottish Enterprise – Can you rise to the green heat hub grand challenge?

    Scottish Enterprise – Can you rise to the green heat hub grand challenge?

Scottish Enterprise has launched a Green Heat Hub Grand Challenge to encourage innovation around the green heat solutions of the future, from heat pumps to battery technology, that will lead

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Manhattan Popcorn has already achieved industry targets of 35% less emissions 8 years ahead of the 2030 deadline

    Manhattan Popcorn has already achieved industry targets of 35% less emissions 8 years ahead of the 2030 deadline

The Irish government recently announced ambitious new sectoral emissions ceilings, setting Ireland on a pathway to turn the tide on climate change. Dublin-based company, Manhattan Peanuts Ltd, best known for

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Scotland’s space sector set to become greenest on Earth

    Scotland’s space sector set to become greenest on Earth

Scotland’s space sector has declared its commitment to reducing its impact on the environment through the publication of a new sustainable space roadmap, the first of its kind on Earth.

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Half of consumers want carbon footprint labelling on food products

    Half of consumers want carbon footprint labelling on food products

The Compleat Food Group (TCFG), the chilled prepared food processor, has launched a White Paper advising the UK Grocery sector and Government to improve education, simplify product labelling and to

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New state-of-the-art headquarters for Activ8 Solar Energies

    New state-of-the-art headquarters for Activ8 Solar Energies

Activ8 Solar Energies, the largest supplier of solar PV units in Ireland and exclusive solar partner to SSE Airtricity, has officially opened its new state-of-the-art headquarters in Carrickmacross, County Monaghan. Activ8 Solar

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Award for ReCover Packaging for new technology which reduces food waste and improves plastic recycling

    Award for ReCover Packaging for new technology which reduces food waste and improves plastic recycling

An innovative and entrepreneurial Scottish company which makes a significant contribution to food safety and reducing unrecyclable plastic waste has won an £80,000 award to help take its business to

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AMTE Power selects Dundee as preferred site for battery cell factory in boost for Scottish net zero jobs

    AMTE Power selects Dundee as preferred site for battery cell factory in boost for Scottish net zero jobs

AMTE Power, a leading battery cell manufacturer, has selected Dundee as the preferred site for its first MegaFactory in a boost to the UK’s ambitions to produce homegrown battery cells

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English SME manufacturers help cut 3,850 tonnes of CO2 through R&D programme

    English SME manufacturers help cut 3,850 tonnes of CO2 through R&D programme

SME manufacturers are helping cut 3,850 tonnes of CO2 emissions through a programme enabling business-university collaborations to tackle climate change.

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New Construction Technology Centre in Ireland

    New Construction Technology Centre in Ireland

The Irish Government has announced funding of €5 million, over 5 years, for the establishment of a Construction Technology Centre

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Cambridge spin-out Nyobolt raises £50 million to lead the future of sustainable energy storage

    Cambridge spin-out Nyobolt raises £50 million to lead the future of sustainable energy storage

Nyobolt, the pioneer of end-to-end fast-charging battery systems, has secured £50 million funding which will enable the company to enter

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UK automotive manufacturing carbon footprint falls to lowest ever level

    UK automotive manufacturing carbon footprint falls to lowest ever level

The UK automotive industry’s production carbon footprint fell by -11.2% in 2021 compared with the previous year to reach its

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Johnson Matthey announces new £80 million hydrogen gigafactory to accelerate the transition to a decarbonised transport economy

    Johnson Matthey announces new £80 million hydrogen gigafactory to accelerate the transition to a decarbonised transport economy

Johnson Matthey (JM), a global leader in sustainable technologies, has announced that it is building a £80 million gigafactory at

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Diageo to Invest €200 Million in Ireland’s First Purpose-Built Carbon Neutral Brewery in Kildare

    Diageo to Invest €200 Million in Ireland’s First Purpose-Built Carbon Neutral Brewery in Kildare

Diageo plans to invest €200 million in Ireland’s first purpose-built carbon neutral brewery on a greenfield site in Littleconnell, Newbridge,

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UK steel industry sets out vision for net zero transition – securing green jobs and investment

    UK steel industry sets out vision for net zero transition – securing green jobs and investment

To create a Net-Zero steel sector in the UK and meet Government targets, a new report from UK Steel calls

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Research network to help UK agri-food industry reach net zero

    Research network to help UK agri-food industry reach net zero

A novel network of researchers is set to help the UK’s agri-food industry move one step closer to net zero.

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DPD Ireland delivers its 1 millionth sustainable parcel

    DPD Ireland delivers its 1 millionth sustainable parcel

DPD Ireland has reached the milestone of 1 million sustainable deliveries, with the millionth parcel delivered to An Tánaiste and

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Urgent action needed as UK Auto faces £90 million energy cost hike

    Urgent action needed as UK Auto faces £90 million energy cost hike

British automotive manufacturers are calling for urgent action on spiralling costs as new analysis from the Society of Motor Manufacturers

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Geothermal energy could be “invisible key” to unlock new energy sources

    Geothermal energy could be “invisible key” to unlock new energy sources

Geothermal energy could be the “invisible key” to unlock new energy sources and help meet net zero greenhouse gas emissions

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Bringing quantum technologies into the real world

    Bringing quantum technologies into the real world

From tackling climate change to improving digital security, the UK is revolutionising multiple industries by harnessing the power of quantum

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Plans approved for SeAH Wind’s £300 million Teesside offshore turbine base factory – the largest in the world

    Plans approved for SeAH Wind’s £300 million Teesside offshore turbine base factory – the largest in the world

The proposals for South Korean steel manufacturer, SeAH Wind’s giant £300 million, 40-metre-tall offshore turbine base factory at Teesside’s Freeport

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€55 million to help Irish businesses plan for sustainable future – up to €1 million available to manufacturing businesses

    €55 million to help Irish businesses plan for sustainable future – up to €1 million available to manufacturing businesses

As part of its plans to take better care of the planet, the Irish Government has announced a new €55

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JDR Cable Systems to commence £130 million facility

    JDR Cable Systems to commence £130 million facility

JDR Cable Systems (JDR), the global subsea cable and umbilical supplier and servicer, part of the TFK Group, has reached final agreement

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Irish Distillers announces plans for Midleton Distillery to become carbon neutral by 2026

    Irish Distillers announces plans for Midleton Distillery to become carbon neutral by 2026

Irish Distillers will invest €50 million in its Midleton Distillery in County Cork over the next four years to deliver

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Kingspan to invest €200 million in new Building Technology Campus in Ukraine

    Kingspan to invest €200 million in new Building Technology Campus in Ukraine

Kingspan, the global leader in advanced insulation and energy-efficient building solutions, is to invest €200 million in a new Building

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British Steel launches feasibility study into the use of green hydrogen

    British Steel launches feasibility study into the use of green hydrogen

British Steel is conducting a major study into the use of green hydrogen in the company’s drive to decarbonise its

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OBE for renewable energy champion

    OBE for renewable energy champion

Charlotte Morton, Chief Executive of the Anaerobic Digestion and Bioresources Association (ADBA), has received an OBE for services to the Development

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Another major export deal for Wrightbus

    Another major export deal for Wrightbus

Leading UK bus manufacturer Wrightbus has announced a second international zero-emission bus deal in a fortnight that will see it

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Irish Whiskey Association publishes roadmap to make Irish distilleries the most sustainable in the world

    Irish Whiskey Association publishes roadmap to make Irish distilleries the most sustainable in the world

The Irish whiskey industry will lead the way in making Ireland the home of the world’s most sustainable distilleries and

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UK’s biggest food businesses join pioneering climate learning programme

    UK’s biggest food businesses join pioneering climate learning programme

Senior leaders from a range of leading food businesses have joined the Future Food Movement’s Accelerator programme, which aims to

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Major project to boost flexible plastic packaging recycling in the UK

    Major project to boost flexible plastic packaging recycling in the UK

FlexCollect, the UK’s largest collaborative project to support the collection and recycling of flexible plastic packaging, has been launched with

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New material developed at University of Limerick can ‘capture toxic pollutants from air’

    New material developed at University of Limerick can ‘capture toxic pollutants from air’

Researchers at University of Limerick have developed a new material that has the ability to capture toxic chemicals from the

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Prototype for game-changing ammonia plant

    Prototype for game-changing ammonia plant

Engineers are designing a green ammonia plant that can reliably and efficiently generate ammonia using only intermittent renewable energy as

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More jobs and lower emissions as Scottish distillery expands

    More jobs and lower emissions as Scottish distillery expands

A project by a rural Highland distillery to reduce its carbon footprint while increasing productivity and creating jobs has secured

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Leading UK research facilities to move closer to net zero

    Leading UK research facilities to move closer to net zero

A leading, advanced robotics research centre is set to adopt a novel, in-house solution to tackling rising energy bills. The

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ActionZero establishes manufacturing and research development centre in Ireland

    ActionZero establishes manufacturing and research development centre in Ireland

ActionZero, an Irish-owned climate technology company, has announced the establishment of its new manufacturing, research and  development centre in Tralee

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UK’s Flagship Packaging Event Unveils New Features to Inspire the Industry

    UK’s Flagship Packaging Event Unveils New Features to Inspire the Industry

Packaging Innovations and Empack 2022 will introduce two brand-new interactive features, The Big Debate and the Sustainability Trail, when it returns

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UK train manufacturer sends second set of Class 230 battery stock to the US

    UK train manufacturer sends second set of Class 230 battery stock to the US

Vivarail, a British rolling stock manufacturer, has sent a second set of battery train stock across the Atlantic, as the

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4 out of 5 Irish businesses doubtful they could meet carbon neutral targets in 2030

    4 out of 5 Irish businesses doubtful they could meet carbon neutral targets in 2030

New data from this year’s EY Ireland State of Sustainability report reveals that 80% of Irish businesses have low confidence in meeting carbon neutral

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Potential for up to 2,000 jobs in South-East Ireland under Rosslare Europort Offshore Wind Hub Plan

    Potential for up to 2,000 jobs in South-East Ireland under Rosslare Europort Offshore Wind Hub Plan

Rosslare Europort management has announced plans to establish the port, its hinterland and the south-east region as Ireland’s Offshore Renewable

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Octopus Energy invests in Northern Irish heat pump manufacturer

    Octopus Energy invests in Northern Irish heat pump manufacturer

Octopus Energy Group has announced a strategic investment into heat pump manufacturer Renewable Energy Devices (RED), making heat pumps cheaper

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Packaging Innovations 2022 Launches The Sustainability Trail

    Packaging Innovations 2022 Launches The Sustainability Trail

Sustainability, the packaging industry’s most contentious topic, is set to take centre stage at Packaging Innovations and Empack 2022, with the

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Irish businesses struggling to monitor and report on key sustainability metrics

    Irish businesses struggling to monitor and report on key sustainability metrics

Businesses in Ireland are currently struggling to comprehensively measure, monitor and report on the range of metrics that they contribute

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