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Two Irish firms secure eco-funding

Two Irish firms have been announced among 42 recently approved beneficiaries of funding under the eco-innovation strand of the Competitiveness & Innovation Programme (CIP) which supports new products, services and processes that use fewer natural resources and produce less waste, emissions and pollutants. Both applications were made as part of the ‘Food and Drink’ section of the 2010 Call for Proposals.

Arklow-based Holfeld Plastics Ltd. will use the RPET-FOAM project to upscale production of a foamed recycled PET product for food packaging. The SUPPER project from Biomass Heating Solutions Ltd, Ballagh, Co. Limerick will deal with on-site transforming of poultry litter waste into fertilizer and energy using innovative combustion and combined heat and power techniques.

Previously approved Irish involvement in this programme has been secured by Cygnum in Macroom (a low-cost recyclable materials insulation process for timber-frame housing) and by Electrical & Pump Services Ltd., Mallow (small-scale anaerobic digestion to turn meat processing waste into agricultural fertiliser, potable water and renewable energy).

The programme’s 2011 Call is ongoing until 8 September and is prioritising actions in the field of water conservation, in addition to material recycling, sustainable buildings, the food and drink industry and green business.

For further information on this call please contact us.