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Pictured recently accepting the award on behalf of Bord na Móna were (l to r): Joe Ryan; John O’Sullivan, Lien Project Manager, SEAI; Brian Motherway, CEO of SEAI; Ciaran O’Malley, Certification Europe; Adele Woods; Danny Murray; Cathal Brennan; PJ Cox; Michael Farrell; Paul Riordan, Head of Feedstock; and Enda McDonagh. MOUNTDILLON AWARD M THE EFFICIENT ENERGY MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS AT MOUNTDILLON RECENTLY RECEIVED ISO 50001 ACCREDITATION ountdillon works received certification to ISO 50001 in November 2012. This was achieved with the support of John O’Sullivan, Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland, through their Agreements Manager, James Conroy of Capstone Energy. ISO 50001 is an accredited European Energy Management System that facilitates management of Mountdillon’s fuel and electricity use. This accounted for over E1.7 million in 2012 – 23 per cent of Feedstock as a whole. An Energy Team is in place that includes Mountdillon management, Feedstock Environmental Department, and Innovation. They are tasked with measuring, managing and implementing projects to reduce its fuel and electricity usage, while still maintaining its service to its customers. Projects identified for the coming season include tractor efficiency, road and rail peat transport, energy-efficient pumping, workshop and office-efficient lighting, heating and compressed air, and training for all significant energy users in Mountdillon. Feedstock’s asset management and quality management systems will also complement the energy reduction initiative at Mountdillon, through the proactive maintenance of all fuel-using plant and equipment to their optimum energy usage. Mountdillon will also be used as a test bed for future energy reduction opportunities through its energy management system, which will facilitate the testing of these energy-reduction opportunities at Mountdillon, and will be rolled out to all other Feedstock operations. Progress on Lough Boora Parklands project T he Gateway to Lough Boora project moved a step closer with the announcement that Fáilte Ireland will part-fund the project. That announcement was made in September by Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport, Leo Varadkar TD, and was followed by a meeting between the project team and Offaly County Council. A public consultation in January was very positive and a planning application has been submitted to Offaly County Council. The objectives of the project are to enhance the visitor experience and create a sense of arrival and identity for Lough Boora; provide safe off-road parking, visitor facilities and services; enhance interpretation, signage and mapping; continue the development of a unique eco destination; and facilitate the potential for future development. 22 | Source Spring 2013 Lough Boora Parklands. The benefits include greater visitor enjoyment of the existing attractions; new visitor facilities - information, picnic, coffee shop, toilets; an enhanced offering to schools, colleges etc.; benefits to the local economy and communities; an enriched Midlands tourism offering; and potential linkages with other Midlands’ destinations. For Bord na Móna, this facility will be considered a flagship project, particularly in the context of demonstrating sustainable beneficial uses of our cutaway peatlands. The timescale for the project depends to a large extent on the planning process; however, we would like to see it being completed within the next year. PROJECT UPDATE

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Bord na Móna - Source Issue 11
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Bord na Móna - Source Issue 11