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Harp Renewables take home Energy in Agriculture 2018 Innovation Award

Winners of the Innovation Showcase Award Energy in Agriculture 2018

Congratulations to Harp Renewables the Winners of Energy in Agriculture 2018 Innovation Award.  Joe Cowley from Harp Renewables, in Navan, Co. Meath who took home the prize for overall winner and the Enterprise Ireland Sponsored Award For ‘Best Indigenous Innovation’.

Joe Cowley said “Our BioNova range digesters are proof of passion and determination we have for bringing the world innovative and robust technologies in order to combat the great issue of our time, making a carbon neutral future a reality. The BioNova unit capacities range from 500kgs per week to 35000kgs per week, reducing weight and volume of Organic Material by an average of 70%, leaving a safe handling stable digestate, which can also be used as a Biomass Fuel.”

Delighted with their win of no less than two awards, Harp Renewables can now look forward to their appearance at the National Ploughing Championships Innovation Arena in September.

Winner of Leo Tipperary ‘Best Innovation –Winner of Leo Tippeary Micro Enterprise Category’The winner of Local Enterprise Office, Tipperary Sponsored Award For ‘Best Innovation – Micro Enterprise Category’ was Solar Electric from Wexford.

Robert Goss said “Bringing together solar PV and, in some projects the sonnenBatterie, to make electricity use savings for dairy farmers.The morning and evening milking patterns of most dairy farms have meant that Solar PV, with it’s midday peak production, has been only partially successful as a substitute for grid electricity. Innovations in dairy farming and battery technology are making our products a viable solution in many cases.Working with Cork Institute of Technology to understand the electricity use on a dairy farm and working with live installations to show the € and CO2 savings.”

Our thanks goes out to all of the runners up and all who took part and wish you all the best with your innovative products. Thanks also to the sponsors of the Innovation Showcase; Enterprise Ireland and Leo Tipperary.