This year’s energy symposium will explore the concept of Sustainable manufacturing. As global energy requirements are constantly increasing and conventional methods of producing more energy to meet this growth pose a great threat to the environment. Sustainable manufacturing is no longer just nice-to-have, but a business imperative. Manufacturing Companies across Ireland face increased costs in materials, energy, and compliance coupled with higher expectations of customers, investors and local communities. A growing number of companies are treating “sustainability” as an important objective in their strategy and operations to increase growth and global competitiveness. This trend has reached well beyond the small niche of those who traditionally positioned themselves as “green,” and now includes many prominent businesses across many different industry sectors. In many cases, these efforts are having significant results. The symposium will discuss Sustainable manufacturing under two strands, “Data Analytics for Energy Efficiency” and “Circular Economy”.
Marcin is responsible for developing and leading the implementation of the business strategy for Eiravato ensuring alignment with both short-term and long-term objectives and ensuring that all business activities produce the desired results and are consistent with the overall strategy and mission of Eiravato.
Liam McLaughlin CTO, GEN Europe S.L and MD at ENMS Ltd
Liam has worked in energy efficiency for over 25 years, initially as an energy manager in industry and since 2001 as an independent consultant. He works with large energy users in industry, commerce and the public sector internationally.
Shane Colgan Resource Efficiency Unit, EPA (Ireland)
Dr Shane Colgan has a degree in Agricultural and Food Engineering from UCD where he also obtained an M.Eng.Sc and a PhD in Engineering. He has worked with the Environmental Protection Agency since 2001 and currently leads actions across a number of areas related to the circular economy – including resource efficiency; food waste prevention; and producer responsibility initiatives.
Shane talk will be on “Translating the Circular Economy into National Action”