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Bord na Móna Story

A Commitment to Community

Over 80 years ago, Bord na Móna was established to develop Ireland’s peat resources for the economic benefit of Ireland. This peat was used to generate electricity for Irish towns and villages, but more than this, it generated jobs and built communities.

A Commitment to Community

Over 80 years ago, Bord na Móna was established to develop Ireland’s peat resources for the economic benefit of Ireland. This peat was used to generate electricity for Irish towns and villages, but more than this, it generated jobs and built communities.

Just as nature never stands still, neither have we...

We have a clear focus on environmentally and economically sustainable approaches. Since 2007, our plans have shown an understanding of the need to reduce the use of fossil fuels and restore our peatlands – yet we plan on going further. We want to increase our pace in line with the ambitions of both national and international leaders in a way that is sustainable for our people, our profits and our planet.

Sustainability 2030

Our land is a huge asset and we will continue to produce energy but it will be through biomass, solar, landfill gas, wind, and waste to energy.

Sustainability 2030

Our land is a huge asset and we will continue to produce energy but it will be through biomass, solar, landfill gas, wind, and waste to energy.

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We are many players, but we are one team. When everyone understands what we’re trying to do and how they can contribute to it, it makes us a more successful business and each person a more fulfilled employee

Jim Stockwell , Head of HR
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Investing and promoting in the protection and enhancement of biodiversity

We have invested 30 million euros in mapping and monitoring in order to increase biodiversity on our land. Over the last ten years, more than 1000 hectares of raised bog in the Midlands have been restored. This restoration work will continue into the future as our bogs come out of peat production.

Investing and promoting in the protection and enhancement of biodiversity

We have invested 30 million euros in mapping and monitoring in order to increase biodiversity on our land. Over the last ten years, more than 1000 hectares of raised bog in the Midlands have been restored. This restoration work will continue into the future as our bogs come out of peat production.

Biomass is central to our sustainability plans going forward

Bord na Móna began co-firing with Biomass at our Edenderry Power Plant in 2008. Since then, volumes have increased year-on-year with a record 320,000 tonnes being used in 2015. We are currently conducting biomass growing trials to find the best indigenous source.

Harnessing the power of nature

We already power a quarter of a million Irish homes. Half the electricity we produce is now generated from renewable resources. It is our ambition to double the number of homes we power in the next five years. One of the ways we plan to achieve this is through the use of solar farms for electricity generation. We are set to complete a demonstration trial of solar energy in 2016.

Harnessing the power of nature

We already power a quarter of a million Irish homes. Half the electricity we produce is now generated from renewable resources. It is our ambition to double the number of homes we power in the next five years. One of the ways we plan to achieve this is through the use of solar farms for electricity generation. We are set to complete a demonstration trial of solar energy in 2016.

Sustainable forms of energy through our ever-expanding waste and recovery business

Bord na Móna is uses state of the art technology to collect landfill gas from our Drehid location. This gas is then processed and used to fuel a combustion engine which drives generators to create electricity. Today, the landfill gas utilisation facility at Drehid generates enough sustainable and renewable electricity to power 8,500 homes.

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85

of the energy used in Ireland was imported in 2015

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16

of the energy Ireland consumes must come from renewable sources by 2020

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50

of the electricity Bord na Móna generates comes from renewable resources

Fact

85

%

of the energy used in Ireland was imported in 2015

16

%

of the energy Ireland consumes must come from renewable sources by 2020

50

%

of the electricity Bord na Móna generates comes from renewable resources

The iconic Irish briquette, but not as you know it…

We are known and loved for our peat briquette which we will continue to supply to our customers. What you may not know is that we are also developing a biomass briquette, along with high quality smokeless coal and biomass enhanced ovoids.

Award Winning Horticultural Products

Our continued commitment to quality and sustainability in the growing media sector was highlighted when three of our products were awarded ‘Which? Best Buy’. Which? is the largest independent consumer body, and ‘Which? Best Buy’ is their top accolade. Our products received further recognition when they were awarded the industry recognised, and independently certified, RHP quality mark.

Award Winning Horticultural Products

Our continued commitment to quality and sustainability in the growing media sector was highlighted when three of our products were awarded ‘Which? Best Buy’. Which? is the largest independent consumer body, and ‘Which? Best Buy’ is their top accolade. Our products received further recognition when they were awarded the industry recognised, and independently certified, RHP quality mark.

Transforming our plan into reality

We are on a journey of great change, but our commitment to making life better for our communities will stay the same.

As we embark on this new chapter we will build on what we started, we will continue to make life better for our communities and our country, and ensure that this better way of life, and the land from which it comes from, will last for generations.