Bord na Mónawww.bordnamona.ie
Full Name in the national language:
Bord na Móna
Company / Organization:
Bord na Móna
Street Address : Main Street
Street Address Line 2 :
City : Newbridge
State / Province : Co. Kildare
Postal / Zip Code : W12 XR59
Country : Ireland
AEBIOM Associated Member
Sector of Activity
Biogas, Electricity/CHP, Heating, Wood chips
+353 45 439000
Bord na Móna was initially established in 1946 to develop Ireland’s indigenous peat resources, primarily for energy purposes. Today the company operates a diversified portfolio across six main business areas: biomass, peat production and supply, electricity production, home heating, waste management and horticulture.
The company is active in markets in Ireland, Great Britain, mainland Europe, the Middle East and Asia.
Bord na Móna has an average employment of 1,998 (full time equivalent) and a turnover of €406 million. Of this turnover, some €38 million (9%) is directly related to the bioenergy sector.
The company harvests about 3.6 million tonnes of milled peat feedstock each year. This feedstock is supplied to power plants, is used for the manufacture of peat briquettes, and is also used to produce a range of horticultural growing media products.
The biomass business procures and supplies around 3.4 PJ of biomass materials, primarily for renewable electricity generation.
The powergen business generates electricity from the co-firing of peat and biomass, from onshore wind and from landfill gas.
The home heating business manufactures and distributes peat briquettes and a range of packaged convenience fuels, including eco-products. It also imports and distributes bituminous and smokeless coal products – see: www.bordnamonafuels.ie
The resource recovery business collects waste streams from household and from industrial and commercial customers, segregates and recovers the recyclable components and landfills the residual materials – see: www.aesirl.ie
The horticultural business produces and exports a range of growing media products to both professional horticultural growers and to the retail sector –
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