2 Irish Companies enjoy success in achieving European Research Funding
Dublin Company FDT Consulting Engineers has announced it is to commence a €1.6million European Commission funded Eco-innovation project, PUReOPE (Process for Upgrade and Recovery Of Polyphenol Extracts). The project has successfully secured 50% funding under the EU CIP Eco-Innovation Programme. The project will commercialise a unique and innovative methodology for the extraction of high-value polyphenol compounds from process waste in brewing, distilling and related sectors. These naturally-produced polyphenols are similar to those found in red wine, green tea, berries and olive oil, the health benefits of which have been widely reported. FDT is an Enterprise Ireland supported engineering consultancy focused on the beverage and food sectors. They are the lead partner, working with partners CPL Scientific and Exima, with the support of expert consultants from Ireland, UK and Germany. PUReOPE (www.pureope.com) provides an environmental benefit by reducing effluent volumes and treatment requirements and a further economic benefit by recovering water and caustic suitable for re-use.
In December 2014, Esave Corporation received approval for the first phase of up to €3 million European Commission Horizon 2020 grant funding. This Horizon 2020 SME Instrument is targeted at the EU challenge for the development of a low carbon and efficient energy system. Esave is a cleantech technology company that designs and manufactures Smart Grid Network Solutions that deliver superior power quality and energy storage to enable increased revenues and reduced operational costs for wind and solar plant assets. The company is an Enterprise Ireland High Potential Start-up (HPSU) client. Esave is only one of five Irish companies to secure approval in this funding round. Innovative Energy Storage Solution The Esave Hybrid Energy Storage System is a flywheel/battery/power electronics solution that is ultra-fast and robust. It delivers power quality, additional capacity and ancillary services revenues for wind and solar generation assets. The system functionality provides grid balancing capabilities that will enable up to 75% instantaneous wind penetration on the grid, while also mitigating curtailment losses and eliminating the need for statcom technology. Read Press Release.
FenestraPro wins Global Cleantech Cluster Association 2014 Award for Best in Green Building
Dublin, Ireland, 5th December, 2014 – The Green Way, Dublin’s Cleantech Cluster is proud to announce that Fenestra Pro has been chosen by the Global Cleantech Cluster Association (GCCA) as the 2014 Later Stage Award Best in Green Buildings category winner. The 2014 Global Top 10 award reflects The Green Way’s dedicated commitment to supporting and growing ground-breaking Irish cleantech companies like FenestraPro, both in Ireland and internationally. The Green Way nominated Fenestra Pro for the GCCA Later Stage Award in the Spring of 2014 for their ground breaking design software which provides technical guidance on the energy performance of building facades at an early stage in design process. Fenestra Pro, along with the other 2014 Global Top 10 winners, was honoured at a ceremony in Lausanne, Switzerland, at the 5th annual CleanTech Investing Seminar. Read Press Release
Minister Bruton launches Cleantech in Ireland 2014, a report issued by The Green Way providing an overview of current status, strengths and future potential of the cleantech sector.
On Wednesday 5th November, 2014, The Green Way (Dublin’s cleantech cluster) launched Cleantech in Ireland 2014. The report is a comprehensive analysis of the Irish cleantech sector and was launched at the North Dublin Chamber of Commerce Enterprise Expo. For more information please read the Cleantech in Ireland Launch Press release or download Cleantech in Ireland – 2014 directly.
Two Companies from The Green Way – Dublin’s Cleantech Cluster – Ranked as Top 30 Semi-Finalists in Global Cleantech Cluster Association 2014 Later Stage Awards
Building on the success of Irish companies in the Later Stage Awards, OxyMem for Best in Water Category and FenestraPro for Best in Green Buildings Category have been shortlisted from a prestigious group of nominees. Previous Irish winners of the Global Cleantech Cluster Association (GCCA) Later Stage Awards include Openhydro, Imperative Energy, Cylon and Hanley Energy.
Read more in the press release GCCA Awards 2014 Finalists
Dublin Living Lab secures membership of the European Network of Living Labs (ENoLL)
Dublin has secured membership of the prestigious European Network of Living Labs (ENoLL). ENoLL is the international federation of benchmarked Living Labs in Europe and worldwide; it is a community of Living Labs with a sustainable strategy for enhancing innovation on a systematic basis. The overall objective is to contribute to the creation of a dynamic European innovation system. Under the auspices of The Green Way its founders submitted a collective application for the Dublin Living Lab. The Dublin Living Lab is there to support companies in pre-commercial testing of new technology or services in the cleantech sector. Read our press release
The Green Way Newsletter – Q2 – 2014
The Green Way and Energy Cork secure €250,000 under the prestigious European Climate KIC initiative.
The Green Way (Dublin’s Energy Cluster) and Energy Cork (Cork’s Energy Cluster) are delighted to announce their success in securing a place in the Climate Knowledge Innovation Community (Climate KIC) Outreach Programme. This success secures €250,000 in direct support for Irish organisations innovating in the low-carbon sector. Climate-KIC is one of Europe’s largest public-private innovation partnerships focused on climate change. It integrates education, entrepreneurship and innovation resulting in connected, creative transformation of knowledge and ideas into economically viable products or services that help to mitigate climate change. Read more in the press release
The Green Way joins the ReNEW project to work on resource recovery opportunities
The Green Way is delighted to announce it is joining the ReNEW consortium. ReNEW (Resource innovation Network for European Waste) is a €4.88 million project, funded at a rate of 50% (€2.44 million) by the Interreg IVB North West Europe scheme. Read the full press release here