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Details of Galway Hydrogen Hub (GH2) announced

    Details of Galway Hydrogen Hub (GH2) announced

Details of the Galway Hydrogen Hub (GH2), Ireland’s first Hydrogen Valley have been announced.  GH2 is a consortium consisting of seven members – NUI Galway, the Port of Galway, CIÉ

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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 by 2050, according to Queen’s University Belfast researchers. Professor Mark

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Next Stage of New European Digital Innovation Hubs

    Next Stage of New European Digital Innovation Hubs

The European Commission has announced that CeADAR based in UCD, Dublin, and the FactoryxChange consortium in the Irish Midlands are one step closer to being fully approved as European Digital

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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 technologies. The commercialising quantum technologies challenge at UK Research and

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Work starts on new €200 million continental cheese factory

    Work starts on new €200 million continental cheese factory

Representatives from Glanbia Co-op, international dairy producer Royal A-ware and the Irish Government recently took part in the turning of the sod at the site of a new continental cheese

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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 have received planning approval. The giant facility – the largest

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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 million ‘Green Transition’ fund to help businesses move away from

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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 under the UK government’s Offshore Wind Manufacturing Scheme (OWMIS) on

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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 a carbon neutral operation by the end of 2026. This

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A digital future for the Scottish process industries with new technology centre

    A digital future for the Scottish process industries with new technology centre

The National Manufacturing Institute Scotland (NMIS) Group, operated by the University of Strathclyde, has announced that it will open a new technology centre in Ayrshire in partnership with North Ayrshire

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Small Robot Company launches robot services to 50 farms

    Small Robot Company launches robot services to 50 farms

Small Robot Company (SRC), a British agritech start-up for sustainable farming, has launched its commercial Per Plant Farming robot services. Pilot trials this season have revealed herbicide applications can be

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Britishvolt partners with Prologis to build £200 million West Midlands scale up facility

    Britishvolt partners with Prologis to build £200 million West Midlands scale up facility

Battery pioneer Britishvolt will anchor its UK battery scale up facilities in the West Midlands, with an investment exceeding £200 million with partner Prologis, the logistics real estate operator, that

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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 Technology Campus in Ukraine. Kingspan’s Building Technology Campus in Ukraine

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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 operations and manufacture net-zero steel. The steelmaker, which is collaborating

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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 of the Biogas Industry in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List

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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 ship dozens of clean buses to Europe. Wrightbus has signed a

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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 whiskey brands. That’s according to the Irish Whiskey Association, which

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Northern Ireland Manufacturing & Supply Chain Conference & Exhibition – TEC, Belfast – 23rd June 2022

    Northern Ireland Manufacturing & Supply Chain Conference & Exhibition – TEC, Belfast – 23rd June 2022

Expected to attract more than 2,000 visitors, the Northern Ireland Manufacturing & Supply Chain Conference & Exhibition is being held at the TEC, Belfast, on Thursday, 23rd of June 2022.

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Airbus increases its UK innovation footprint to develop new hydrogen technologies

    Airbus increases its UK innovation footprint to develop new hydrogen technologies

Airbus is strengthening its presence in the UK with the launch of a Zero Emission Development Centre (ZEDC) for hydrogen technologies. A priority for the UK ZEDC will be the

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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 upskill the food and drink industry on critical climate issues. Its

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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 UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) support. The multi-million-pound project will

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Teagasc Researcher Diarmuid Sheehan receives International Dairy Foods Association Research award

    Teagasc Researcher Diarmuid Sheehan receives International Dairy Foods Association Research award

Diarmuid Sheehan, from the Teagasc Food Research programme, has been announced as the 2022 recipient of the International Dairy Foods Association Research Award in Dairy Foods Processing awarded by the

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Welsh fabricator secures top class projects

    Welsh fabricator secures top class projects

Leading Welsh fabricator Dudley’s Aluminium is supporting the construction of two innovative school projects. The first of the two builds is a Welsh medium primary school in Rhydyfelin, in 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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Irish food businesses face tidal wave of challenges but still expect growth

    Irish food businesses face tidal wave of challenges but still expect growth

Research published by Love Irish Food and PwC and conducted among Irish food businesses, the 2022 SME Food Barometer points to the confidence of Irish food

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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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Chivas Brothers to invest £88 million in expansion of two distilleries

    Chivas Brothers to invest £88 million in expansion of two distilleries

Chivas Brothers, the Scotch whisky business of Pernod Ricard, is to invest £88 million into Aberlour and Miltonduff, two of

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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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i2r wins second prestigious Queen’s Award

    i2r wins second prestigious Queen’s Award

Market leading aluminium foil tray manufacturer, i2r Packaging Solutions, has been awarded with a second Queen’s Award for Enterprise, this

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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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Venue for 2022 National Manufacturing & Supply Chain Conference & Exhibition – May 25th & 26th – changed to RDS Simmonscourt in Dublin

    Venue for 2022 National Manufacturing & Supply Chain Conference & Exhibition – May 25th & 26th – changed to RDS Simmonscourt in Dublin

The 2022 National Manufacturing & Supply Chain Conference & Exhibition will be held over two days – on 25th and

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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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IoT Analytics & Energy company come together to address the sustainability challenge

    IoT Analytics & Energy company come together to address the sustainability challenge

Irish sustainability-tech company Cognition World, working with Energia, has launched Energia Connect360 – a real-time data analytics portal. The company

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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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SEAI announces call for energy research and innovation projects – €20 million funding to be invested in 2022

    SEAI announces call for energy research and innovation projects – €20 million funding to be invested in 2022

The Sustainable Energy Authority Ireland (SEAI) has announced a new round of Government funding for energy research and innovation. The

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New Report Warns Plastics System Needs Significant Change Within 5 Years to Meet Circularity and Net Zero Goals

    New Report Warns Plastics System Needs Significant Change Within 5 Years to Meet Circularity and Net Zero Goals

A major new report, ‘ReShaping Plastics – Pathways to a Circular, Climate Neutral Plastics System in Europe’, finds that a

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Arla announces new 5-year growth strategy for the UK

    Arla announces new 5-year growth strategy for the UK

Britain’s largest dairy co-operative, Arla Foods, is planning long-term investments in its UK supply chain, key sales channels and market

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Fyffes Opens New €25 Million Facility

    Fyffes Opens New €25 Million Facility

A new banana ripening and distribution centre, owned and operated by Irish banana distributors, Fyffes has opened and commenced operations

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National Manufacturing & Supply Chain Conference & Exhibition 2022 – 25th & 26th May, Citywest Convention Centre, Dublin

    National Manufacturing & Supply Chain Conference & Exhibition 2022 – 25th & 26th May, Citywest Convention Centre, Dublin

The 2022 National Manufacturing Conference & Exhibition will be held over two days – on 25th and 26th of May

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Bord Bia introduces new Food Processor Standard

    Bord Bia introduces new Food Processor Standard

Bord Bia has developed a new Food Processor Standard (FPS), which combines and replaces the Meat Processor Quality Assurance Standard* (MPQAS) and

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Precast concrete foundations win NHBC approval

    Precast concrete foundations win NHBC approval

A greener way of using concrete in housebuilding has gained the thumbs up from the National House Building Council, NHBC.

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How can we realise the true potential of low-carbon fuels?

    How can we realise the true potential of low-carbon fuels?

New research projects will help enable the future take-up of greener, hydrogen-based fuels in the UK. The Engineering and Physical

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£14 million investment to help accelerate the introduction of clean power technologies

    £14 million investment to help accelerate the introduction of clean power technologies

Cummins Inc, a corporation of complementary business segments that design, manufacture, distribute and service a broad portfolio of power solutions,

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Construction at NMIS HQ nears completion

    Construction at NMIS HQ nears completion

Construction at the National Manufacturing Institute Scotland Group’s (NMIS) headquarters in Renfrewshire’s Advanced Manufacturing Innovation District Scotland (AMIDS) is nearing

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Plastic packaging innovations receive £30 million boost from UKRI

    Plastic packaging innovations receive £30 million boost from UKRI

The Smart Sustainable Plastic Packaging (SSPP) Challenge has announced £30 million in funding for 18 groundbreaking collaborative projects. These projects

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Two British engineering leaders combine to co-create future battery technology

    Two British engineering leaders combine to co-create future battery technology

Aston Martin has moved another step forward in its journey to electrification, with an agreement to develop bespoke high performance

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The Manufacturing & Supply Chain Conference & Exhibition – Thursday, 10th March, 2022 – Arena MK, Milton Keynes

    The Manufacturing & Supply Chain Conference & Exhibition – Thursday, 10th March, 2022 – Arena MK, Milton Keynes

The Manufacturing & Supply Chain Conference & Exhibition, which is taking place on the 10th March, 2022 at the Arena

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Ultimate Battery Company chooses South Yorkshire to develop technologies for greener vehicles

    Ultimate Battery Company chooses South Yorkshire to develop technologies for greener vehicles

A revolutionary company set to develop a new generation of greener vehicle batteries has chosen Sheffield as the location for

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CEFLEX awarded UK Research and Innovation funding for flexible packaging design testing programme

    CEFLEX awarded UK Research and Innovation funding for flexible packaging design testing programme

CEFLEX (Circular Economy for Flexible Packaging) has announced a major collaboration with UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) to co-fund investigations

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Guinness embarks on regenerative agriculture pilot

    Guinness embarks on regenerative agriculture pilot

Guinness is undertaking one of the most ambitious regenerative agriculture pilots to take place on the island of Ireland. Regenerative

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Change of Leadership at Valentin Software

    Change of Leadership at Valentin Software

Nicola Rosenkranz has taken over the position of Managing Director at Valentin Software, replacing Steffen Lindemann, who is leaving the

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Project could increase plastic bottles’ recycled content to 30% minimum

    Project could increase plastic bottles’ recycled content to 30% minimum

Scientists from Heriot-Watt University have been funded by Innovate UK to develop additives and processing methods that will drastically increase

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New project set to help manufacturers cut costs and land net-zero targets

    New project set to help manufacturers cut costs and land net-zero targets

Leading aerospace companies including Airbus and Safran Landing Systems are working with a consortium led by the National Manufacturing Institute

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