Present and future

The Bord na Móna Peat Briquette Design

With three segments spelling out BNM, the Bord na Móna Peat Briquette is one of the most iconic Irish designs. But how did the design come about? It’s a true example of early product design led by our in-house engineers. During the 1940s and 1950s, the company tried several different designs, in a quest to innovate and perfect an increasingly...

Tags: Company Archive, Present and Future, Development, Innovation, 1960s, 1950s

Peatland Archaeology Since 1999: Archaeological Development Services Excavations and Surveys

BY JANE WHITAKER Taken from Scéal na Móna, Vol. 13, no. 60, December 2006, p66-68. Archaeological Development Services (ADS) Ltd has been the Archaeological Consultant to Bord na Móna (BnM) since 1998 and to date over one hundred and eighty excavations have been carried out in the Counties of Longford, Offaly, and Westmeath as part...

Tags: Environment, Present and Future, Culture, Scéal na Móna, The Ancient Past

Kilberry Compost (Greenwaste) Plant

Dr Munoo Prasad Taken from Scéal na Móna, Vol. 13, no. 60, December 2006, p55-56 The Kilberry Compost Plant was started mainly as a result of B&Q's policy to reduce its peat usage over the next 5 or 6 years. This policy has the aspiration to reduce peat usage by 90% by the year 2010, although there are some doubts whether this is...

Tags: Present and Future, 2000s, Innovation, Scéal na Móna, Future

Waste as a resource

Bord na Móna’s resource recovery business is at the forefront of addressing waste management in a way that makes environmental and commercial sense. From household waste to a company’s waste management chain to treating competitors’ waste, AES can manage it all, using the latest technology. With 6,000 commercial customers and 60,000 domestic...

Tags: Environment, Present and Future, Innovation, Future, Source

Selling for growth

Bord na Móna is a fully commercial company like any other trading entity, state-owned or private. This means that we are obliged to make a profit by earning more in revenue from selling our goods and services than we spend to pay our costs. Essentially, selling is the process of winning an order from a customer. It’s a complicated process...

Tags: Environment, Present and Future, Innovation, Future, Source

Powering ahead

Energy has been re-branded to reflect its power generation capacity across all production methods. Now called Powergen, it’s forging ahead in the renewables sector The remit at Powergen is to extend Bord na Móna’s generation capacity and to expand its interests in the market. Operating in the wholesale end of the electricity market, the...

Tags: Environment, Present and Future, Innovation, Future, Source

Getting the best from the bog

The Energy Division of Bord na Móna employs circa 750 staff, rising to 1250 during the harvesting season. Accounting for over €100 million a year, peat production and sales is a significant element of the company. To the forefront are the teams out there on the bogs, harvesting the best dry peat There’s a beauty all of its own to the midlands...

Tags: Present and Future, Development, Innovation, Source

Celebration of our rich heritage

From Source, November issue 2009 Everyone in Bord na Móna is extremely proud of its 75th anniversary and of the efforts of the current and previous generations of employees in making the company what it is today. To celebrate and mark this major milestone, Bord na Móna has created an exhibition called “Heartland”, launched a heritage website...

Tags: Present and Future, Culture, Community, Source

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