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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 has partnered with Energia, Ireland’s greenest electricity supplier, to provide

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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 event organiser, Easyfairs, announcing the launch of ‘The Sustainability Trail’.

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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 to as part of the energy transition and in taking

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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 call will support innovative energy Research Development and Demonstration (RD&D)

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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 fully circular, net zero carbon emissions plastics system in Europe

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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 leading brands like Arla Cravendale®, Arla B.O.B®, Arla Lactofree®, Lurpak®,

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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 in Balbriggan, North County Dublin. Representing an investment by Fyffes

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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 – at the Citywest Convention Centre in Dublin. Incorporating a

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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 the Prepared Fruit and Vegetable Standard (PFVS). The Standard is designed to

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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. The warranty company has approved Roger Bullivant’s RBeam precast concrete

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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 Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) is to provide £615,000 over the

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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, plans to open a new Powertrain Test Facility at the

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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 completion, with the interior now rapidly taking shape. Designed as

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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 support the achievement of the UK Plastics Pact and have

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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 battery cell technology alongside Britishvolt. The collaboration, formalised in a

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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 MK, Milton Keynes, is a technology to industry event covering

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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 a new Research & Development and manufacturing facility. The Ultimate

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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 into how flexible packaging can be best designed to be

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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 agriculture is an approach to farming that works in harmony with the

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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 company on March 31, 2022. Valentin Software has been a

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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 the recycled content of plastic bottles. This will help manufacturers meet

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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 Scotland (NMIS) on a new project aiming to offer a

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Building Britain’s low-carbon supply chain to lead net zero revolution

    Building Britain’s low-carbon supply chain to lead net zero revolution

£16.7 million of UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) funding is going to build the manufacturing capability Britain needs to lead the green electric revolution.The funding will be divided among 10

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Kerry Group invests €200 million in significant strategic biotechnology acquisitions

    Kerry Group invests €200 million in significant strategic biotechnology acquisitions

Kerry Group plc, the global taste and nutrition company, has reached agreement to acquire 92% of the issued share capital

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Bentley investing £2.5 billion in sustainability

    Bentley investing £2.5 billion in sustainability

Bentley’s first-ever Battery-Powered Electric Vehicle (BEV) will be developed and built in the UK with the company committing to investing

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Grant to work with the Irish Green Building Council for a more sustainable built environment

    Grant to work with the Irish Green Building Council for a more sustainable built environment

The new partnership will see Grant, Ireland’s leading manufacturer of heating technologies, which has played a leading role in the

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Danone announces all operations in Ireland B Corp accredited

    Danone announces all operations in Ireland B Corp accredited

Danone Ireland’s Specialised Nutrition business, whose brands include Nutricia, Aptamil and Cow & Gate, has announced its certification as a

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48% UK and Irish Industrial businesses want to be Net Zero in next 3 to 5 years

    48% UK and Irish Industrial businesses want to be Net Zero in next 3 to 5 years

97% of UK and Irish industrial organisations have named reducing their carbon footprint as a priority, with 3 in 10

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Food and drink manufacturers help Made Smarter reach major milestone

    Food and drink manufacturers help Made Smarter reach major milestone

A new wave of manufacturers in the food and drink industry have helped Made Smarter’s trailblazing technology adoption programme mark

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New wave of cutting-edge technologies supported by UK Government show potential to significantly cut carbon and costs for industry

    New wave of cutting-edge technologies supported by UK Government show potential to significantly cut carbon and  costs for industry

The UK Government-funded BEIS Industrial Energy Efficiency Accelerator (IEEA) has released the results from the initial phases of the programme,

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Forum to advance greener, healthier homes in Ireland

    Forum to advance greener, healthier homes in Ireland

Healthy Homes Ireland, a new forum established to influence public policy, has hosted its inaugural virtual meeting, to advance a

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Rail Freight 2040 Strategy targets five-fold increase in freight services on Ireland’s rail network

    Rail Freight 2040 Strategy targets five-fold increase in freight services on Ireland’s rail network

Iarnród Éireann has launch its new Rail Freight 2040 Strategy. Prepared during the European Commission’s European Year of Rail 2021,

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Coca-Cola bottler invests £11 million in reducing emissions at its GB sites

    Coca-Cola bottler invests £11 million in reducing emissions at its GB sites

Coca-Cola Europacific Partners (CCEP), the largest independent bottler of Coca-Cola globally, has announced a major £11 million investment over the

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EPA and Engineers Ireland launch new partnership to support STEM skills development

    EPA and Engineers Ireland launch new partnership to support STEM skills development

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Engineers Ireland have launched a new partnership to foster STEM skills development in Ireland.

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Ambitious growth plans at Novum

    Ambitious growth plans at Novum

Supermarket freezer specialist Novum has opened its new extended LEAP™ manufacturing facility in Clonshaugh, Dublin. The extended facility of 100,000

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National Manufacturing & Supply Chain Conference & Exhibition 2021 – 23rd & 24th November – RDS Simmonscourt , Dublin

    National Manufacturing & Supply Chain Conference & Exhibition 2021 – 23rd & 24th November – RDS Simmonscourt , Dublin

Following a period of unprecedented change and upheaval in the manufacturing and supply chain sector over the past 18 months,

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New European fund to scale up timber construction

    New European fund to scale up timber construction

A network of pioneering developers, designers, investors and insurers have launched a multi-million euro fund to scale up timber construction. Engineers

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Irish Government launches Call 4 of Disruptive Technologies Innovation Fund

    Irish Government launches Call 4 of Disruptive Technologies Innovation Fund

The Irish Government has launched call 4 of the Disruptive Technologies Innovation Fund (DTIF). The aim of the fund is

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Budweiser Brewing Group to go green with hydrogen at Welsh brewery

    Budweiser Brewing Group to go green with hydrogen at Welsh brewery

With a view to creating the first green hydrogen supply to a brewery, Budweiser Brewing Group UK&I, the UK arm

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Enterprise Ireland to invest €14 million in new research programme

    Enterprise Ireland to invest €14 million in new research programme

The Government has announced significant new investment in the next phase of research at the Dairy Processing Technology Centre (DPTC).

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World’s first AI platform to enable businesses combat climate change challenges

    World’s first AI platform to enable businesses combat climate change challenges

Future Planet, an Irish-developed Artificial Intelligence (AI) based sustainability transformation platform that is a world first in enabling businesses to map

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Johnson & Johnson moves to 100% renewable electricity across Irish operations

    Johnson & Johnson moves to 100% renewable electricity across Irish operations

Johnson & Johnson (J&J) has entered into a corporate power purchase agreement (CPPA) in Ireland[i]. The eight-year commercial agreement, allied

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Two thirds of companies in Ireland are not confident they could reach carbon neutrality by 2030

    Two thirds of companies in Ireland are not confident they could reach carbon neutrality by 2030

New data from the inaugural EY Ireland State of Sustainability report reveals that although 41% of businesses believe the pandemic has spurred them to

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National Manufacturing & Supply Chain Conference & Exhibition 2021 – 23rd & 24th November – RDS Simmonscourt , Dublin

    National Manufacturing & Supply Chain Conference & Exhibition 2021 – 23rd & 24th November – RDS Simmonscourt , Dublin

Following a period of unprecedented change and upheaval in the manufacturing and supply chain sector over the past 18 months

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Iarnród Éireann and XPO Logistics begin new rail freight service between Port of Waterford and Ballina

    Iarnród Éireann and XPO Logistics begin new rail freight service between Port of Waterford and Ballina

Iarnród Eireann and XPO Logistics, a leading global provider of freight transportation solutions, have launched a new rail freight service in each direction between Ballina,

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85% of Industrial Businesses to Increase Investment in Digital Transformation and Sustainability

    85% of Industrial Businesses to Increase Investment in Digital Transformation and Sustainability

AVEVA, a global leader in industrial software, driving digital transformation and sustainability, reveals that 85% of businesses plan to increase their

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Bord na Móna to develop Ireland’s first business park co-located with large scale renewable energy

    Bord na Móna to develop Ireland’s first business park co-located with large scale renewable energy

The Midland’s Region is set to receive an economic boost following the announcement that  Bord na Móna is to develop

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Britvic Ireland awarded Origin Green Gold Membership for 2021

    Britvic Ireland awarded Origin Green Gold Membership for 2021

Britvic Ireland, the largest soft drinks manufacturer in the Republic of Ireland, has been awarded Origin Green Gold Membership for

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Driving Productivity – Four strategic challenges to strengthen competitiveness and achieve sustainable and inclusive growth in the Irish economy

    Driving Productivity – Four strategic challenges to strengthen competitiveness and achieve sustainable and inclusive growth in the Irish economy

The Chair of the National Competitiveness and Productivity Council (NCPC), Dr Frances Ruane, has launched Ireland’s Competitiveness Challenge 2021 report. The Competitiveness Challenge

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Amazon to open its first fulfilment centre in the Republic of Ireland

    Amazon to open its first fulfilment centre in the Republic of Ireland

Amazon has announced plans to open its first fulfilment centre in the Republic of Ireland, creating 500 new permanent jobs to

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Work begins on one of Ireland’s most sustainable large buildings

    Work begins on one of Ireland’s most sustainable large buildings

Work has commenced on the E3 Learning Foundry, a state-of-the-art building situated at the eastern end of the Trinity College

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Robinsons ready to drink, Lipton Ice Tea and drench move to 100% recycled plastic bottles following Britvic’s £5 million investment support in Esterform Packaging Ltd

    Robinsons ready to drink, Lipton Ice Tea and drench move to 100% recycled plastic bottles following Britvic’s £5 million investment support in Esterform Packaging Ltd

Britvic, which is the largest supplier of branded still soft drinks in Great Britain and the number two supplier of

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TriMas Packaging’s Affaba & Ferrari™ to introduce tethered cap solutions

    TriMas Packaging’s Affaba & Ferrari™ to introduce tethered cap solutions

A few years ago, images of dead seagulls with their bellies full of plastic particles traveled around the world. The

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Dairy Processing Technology Centre signs MoU with VistaMilk paving the way for future dairy collaborations

    Dairy Processing Technology Centre signs MoU with VistaMilk paving the way for future dairy collaborations

A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the University of Limerick and Teagasc will facilitate two leading dairy research centres –

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Mondelēz UK moves to recyclable packaging for Dairylea and Philadelphia brands

    Mondelēz UK moves to recyclable packaging for Dairylea and Philadelphia brands

Mondelēz UK has announced a move to recyclable packaging for its cheese brands, Dairylea, the number one[1] processed cheese brand in

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Builders come together to create a future homes delivery hub

    Builders come together to create a future homes delivery hub

High-quality zero carbon ready homes using sustainable building methods are among the goals of an industry-wide delivery plan for the next 30

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Advanced track-and-trace platform to drive easier regulatory compliance and improvements in product quality, safety, and sustainability

    Advanced track-and-trace platform to drive easier regulatory compliance and improvements in product quality, safety, and sustainability

Rockwell Automation, the world’s largest company dedicated to industrial automation and digital transformation, has announced a partnership with Kezzler AS,

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If FMCG brands can’t prove they’re eco-friendly, consumers will stop buying them

    If FMCG brands can’t prove they’re eco-friendly, consumers will stop buying them

One in five UK consumers (21%) have consciously stopped buying a particular brand or product because of concerns over its

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