As part of Dawn Meats commitment to low carbon production, they set a target of achieving fossil fuel free status at the McDonalds Plant in Carroll’s Cross. A multi-pronged approach was developed:
The Heat Recovery Process at Carroll’s Cross is as follows. Cold water from the onsite well is used to cool the refrigerator compressors, taking the water to approximately 45⁰C. Next the water is sent through Heat Pump 1, taking the temperature to 55⁰C. The water is then moved through Heat Pump 2, in the Condensers, where the temperature of the water goes to 60⁰C. The final 10⁰C is achieved by directing the water through the main plant air compressor and boasting with heat exchanger. All of this process is controlled by the on-site SCADA system.
A notable element of this project was the need to install a second water line through the site
The heat recovery system at Carroll’s Cross has been a huge success with verified annual savings made through the installation outlined in the table below.
|Fossil Fuel||Litres||KWH Savings (Equivalent)||Savings (€)||CO2 Savings (T)|
On 20 May, 2021, Intel and the National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) launched a blanket bog restoration project in the Wicklow Mountains National Park (WMNP). The restoration project, taking place over the coming months, will see 60 hectares of drained bog re-wetted to increase water storage levels in part of the River Liffey
Ireland’s own iconic Water Brand, Ballygowan, has moved its full range of grocery products to RPet, fully recycled and recyclable bottles. The move to new RPet bottles has been facilitated by a €2m investment in their operations at Newcastle West, the home and source of Ballygowan. The move is part of a drive for 100%
KPMG Ireland has announced its commitment to be a net-zero carbon organisation by 2030, as part of its continued focus on supporting sustainable growth and innovative climate solutions for Irish business. To underpin this goal, Ireland’s largest professional services firm is committing to a robust ‘science-based’ approach, in line with what the latest climate science
At the launch of our new Low Carbon Pledge in March we heard from an excellent panel of speakers who spoke about their top tips for moving to science-based targets for the creation of a low carbon economy. Gill Higgins, Head of Sustainability, Dawn Meats Group, spoke about the company’s climate vision around science-based targets and
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