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With distinctive maritime and climatic conditions, abundant natural resources like grass, algae and peat, and a tech-savvy workforce, Ireland is edging ahead in the global race to develop and commercialize alternative energy solutions and discover new ways to optimize energy efficiency.
Growing the indigenous clean-tech sector is a priority for the Irish Government, to boost the nation’s export-led economy and address its domestic eco-imperatives.
Within Enterprise Ireland’s clean-tech portfolio are more than 144 companies with advanced technologies that are already delivering sustainability advantages to customers worldwide. In the mix are new-generation bio-fuels, inventive solar solutions and unique technologies to harness ocean and wind energy to deliver electricity to the grid. There are also software technologies for energy monitoring and control, along with novel waste-management and water-treatment solutions.
Here’s just a sample of Ireland’s vibrant clean-tech players
|AERUses advanced enzyme technology to convert algae and other natural resources into next-generation biofuels for the worldwide market.|
BioSpark is a joint venture between Sustainable BioPolymers and Imperative Energy Ltd. The 22-acre BioSpark development utilizes next-generation technology and techniques to convert organic materials such as straw and wood biomass into bio-based products like ethanol, lactic acid, lignin, methane and hydrogen.
Data-management software solutions for the utilities, life sciences, oil & gas, mining, and pulp and paper industries. Automsoft software users include: 65% of the world’s oil rigs, 75% of the world’s commercial shipping vessels; 6 of the world’s top ten pharmaceutical companies and 9 of the top 15 non-state-owned oil companies.
SolarPrint is developing dye sensitized solar cell (DSSC) technology for cheap solar power aimed at consumer electronics.
|The City Bin Co.
Software and Back-Office services for waste collection & recycling activities that promotes behavior-changing characteristics with respect to how people, companies and local government authorities manage waste.
Innovator of next-generation renewable energy technology for buildings.
Cleantech waste to energy company. Installs and operates electrical power generators on partners/customers’ sites using the partner’s waste product as feedstock.
A software company that delivers energy cost control and management software solutions as a service to enterprises and institutions throughout Ireland, the UK and the USA.
Designs and manufactures a series of plasma sources for incorporation into PECVD equipment for the manufacture of thin-film silicon photovoltaic products.
Operations and Maintenance (O&M), and Operational Intelligence (OI) software solutions for wind farms and other distributed energy-generation technologies.
FWireless sensors, routers and monitoring software that measure temperature, energy usage, light levels and water quality.
Wavebob is a technology company specializing in ocean wave energy conversion.