Carbon

We’re reducing our reliance on fossil fuels to fuel a more sustainable future.

The future of fossil fuels, especially with regard to carbon footprint, is uncertain. What is certain is the detrimental effect the world’s dependence on them has on our environment. At ABP, we are taking action – actively searching out more sustainable sources of energy to power and heat our plants.

Of course, this makes us more energy efficient. In time, it could make us more self-sufficient too, as we rely less on traditional energy sources and generate our own power.

The power of the hybrid – a multi-purpose solution to a heavy fuel problem.

In the past, ABP Nenagh met its demand for hot water by consuming large amounts of heavy fuel oil. In a company striving for more sustainable ways of working, this wasn’t just an obvious target. It was an opportunity to revolutionise how we do things.

This was a chance to benefit the whole site, by making sustainability our primary concern. We needed an innovative solution that would totally reform our heat generation and distribution network. And we found it. In the EscoPod.

The EscoPod uses the latest in combined heat and power technology, creating a “super tri-generation” solution where three distinct outputs are delivered: electrical power, heated water and refrigeration – with 0% waste.

Installed in late 2015 in Nenagh, the EscoPod has resulted in a 20% reduction in CO2. It now provides 95% of the site’s heating requirements, replacing those heavy fuel boilers. It also generates electricity for the plant and helps recover heat from the refrigeration process to reuse elsewhere.

In effect, ABP Nenagh has eliminated its need for fossil fuels to generate hot water. It has also dramatically exceeded almost all of its the sustainability targets within a single year.

EU Energy Efficiency Directive.

The EU energy efficiency directive has been transposed into law for each member state. This directive is called the Energy Efficiency Obligation Scheme in Ireland and the Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme in the UK. All our sites are fully compliant across each of the four divisions and verified by independent energy audits.

Large Industry Energy Network.

ABP Ireland is a member of the Large Industry Energy Network (LIEN), facilitated by the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland. The multi-industry group work together to develop and maintain robust energy management.

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20% Carbon Reduction

The Escopod Project has already delivered a 20% cut in C02 emissions

40% cut in Electricity Usage

We’ve seen a 40% reduction in electricity usage in a single year

50% Less Water Consumption

We’re on course to halve our water consumption by the end of 2017

Full ISO 50,001 accreditation

ABP Ireland achieved this global standard recognition for energy efficiency award across all six sites

Member of ESOS

ABP UK is a member of the Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme and audited regularly on its energy usage

  • 20% Carbon Reduction

    The Escopod Project has already delivered a 20% cut in C02 emissions

  • 40% cut in Electricity Usage

    We’ve seen a 40% reduction in electricity usage in a single year

  • 50% Less Water Consumption

    We’re on course to halve our water consumption by the end of 2017

  • Full ISO 50,001 accreditation

    ABP Ireland achieved this global standard recognition for energy efficiency award across all six sites

  • Member of ESOS

    ABP UK is a member of the Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme and audited regularly on its energy usage

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