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Peat

The importance of peat to the local economy

In 2015, at peak, Peat employed a workforce of over 1,200 whose wages are spent in the local economy. Separately, in the last financial year the Peat business spent over €30 million purchasing goods & services in the local economy. This is just one way Bord na Móna helps to support Midland communities.

The importance of peat to the local economy

In 2015, at peak, Peat employed a workforce of over 1,200 whose wages are spent in the local economy. Separately, in the last financial year the Peat business spent over €30 million purchasing goods & services in the local economy. This is just one way Bord na Móna helps to support Midland communities.

De-carbonising electricity generation by diluting peat with biomass

From January 2016, Bord na Móna’s Edenderry Power Plant will generate electricity by co-firing with an energy mix of 63% peat and 37% biomass. The carbon emissions associated with each unit of electricity generated in Edenderry will be comparable with those from gas powered electricity generation*.

*Type of gas powered electricity generation being referred to: OCGT – Open Cycle Gas Turbine

Facts
%

7.5

Of all Irish bogs are owned by Bord na Móna

%

3

Of all Irish bogs are actively harvested by Bord na Móna

%

24

Is the percentage of raised bogs owned by Bord na Móna

2030

By 2030, we will have stopped harvesting peat for power generation

Facts

7.5

%

Of all Irish bogs are owned by Bord na Móna

3

%

Of all Irish bogs are actively harvested by Bord na Móna

24

%

Is the percentage of raised bogs owned by Bord na Móna

2030

By 2030, we will have stopped harvesting peat for power generation

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Spectacular Peat Harvesting

A breathtaking look at the peat harvesting process. This video shows the different stages of harvesting in a way you have never seen before. Bord na Móna employ the Peko method for harvesting peat, the Haku system is used to a lesser extent. Both of these methods are dramatically depicted in this exciting video.

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Spectacular Peat Harvesting

A breathtaking look at the peat harvesting process. This video shows the different stages of harvesting in a way you have never seen before. Bord na Móna employ the Peko method for harvesting peat, the Haku system is used to a lesser extent. Both of these methods are dramatically depicted in this exciting video.

Responsibly Produced Peat

Our Peat business is committed to the responsible production of peat. All of our peat production activities are regulated by 9 IPC* licences issued by the Environmental protection Agency (EPA). Bord na Mona Peat is certified to the ISO 9001 quality standard and the energy management standard ISO 5000.

Peat activities are also governed by an archaeological protocol agreed with The Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht and the National Museum of Ireland.

*IPC – Integrated Pollution Control