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)|
More than 95% of Aldi Ireland’s own-brand products now feature recyclable packaging. The news follows the Government’s announcement that PE and PP film can now be recycled in Ireland. Over the past two years, Aldi has worked with its Irish suppliers to introduce new, innovative, sustainable packaging solutions that has resulted in over 2,150 tonnes
“Pharmaceuticals in the environment” is a joint project between Hovione Ltd and University College Cork. This project aims to develop a method that will detect active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs) in wastewater and ensure that the concentration of those APIs is below the Environmental Protection Agency’s safe limit. This research is just one project aimed at
In a European first, Gas Networks Ireland has marked the launch of its 2020 sustainability report by partnering with environmental group, Leave No Trace Ireland, to help restore Glengarra Wood in Co. Tipperary as part of the international “Hot Spot” programme. As part of its commitment to supporting environmental, social and economic sustainability, the national gas network operator is working
Biodiversity has been central in conversations about climate change. Preserving natural habitats and saving different species from extinction has been presented as a key component of taking climate action and has a central role in major conversations about our environmental impact, such as the upcoming COP26 UN Climate Change conference. But why should businesses be
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