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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.

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 procurement and supply now supporting a Biomass co-firing rate of 42% at our plant in Edenderry.

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 procurement and supply now supporting a Biomass co-firing rate of 42% at our plant in Edenderry.

Harnessing the power of nature

Already we power a quarter of a million Irish homes. Half the electricity we produce is now generated from renewable sources. Our ambition is to double the number of homes we power in the next five years. We plan to achieve this by developing wind farms, procuring biomass and through the possible introduction of solar farms.

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.

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.

Fact
%

69

of the energy used in Ireland was imported in 2016

%

16

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

%

>60

of the electricity Bord na Móna generates comes from renewable resources