Catalogue of Environmental Research Expertise in Ireland

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This is an Organisational Profile

Organisation Contact Details

Contact First Name: Michael

Contact Surname: Clancy

Contact Address:

Unit 1 Churchtown Business Park Churchtown Dublin 14 Ireland

Telephone Contact Number: +35312960022

Fax Contact Number:

Email Address: michael.clancy@fdt.ie

Organisation Details

Organisation Type: SME

Higher Education Organisation Name:

Other Organisation Name(s) if appropriate: FDT Consulting Engineers & Project Managers Ltd

Research Organisation or Company/Corporate Website: www.fdt.ie

Organisation or Individual Expertise:
We have detailed experience and knowledge in research into Energy, Water and Waste Reduction projects as well as process development for industry, in particular the beverage and food sector. We have completed a number of EPA Green Enterprise and Cleaner Greener Production Projects covering areas such as Water Recovery for Re-use, Best Practice for Distillery Co-Products, Caustic Recovery, CO2 recovery, Spent Pickle Acid and Galvanising Flux Recovery. We are currently co-ordinating and leading a EUR1.6M CIP Eco-Innovation project called PUReOPE (Process for Upgrade and Recovery of Polyphenol Extracts), recovering high-value by-products from the Brewing and Distilling industries. Our team includes Engineers, Brewers, Distillers and Process Chemists. We help turn science and research into reality through application of our engineering and process development skills. We have been involved in developing, piloting and implementing Energy Efficient Design methods in Projects in both Industry (e.g. Diageo) and the Public Sector (e.g. Waste Water treatment plants), and were part of the project team that developed the Energy Efficient Design Management Standard IS399. We have supported several industrial companies in Ireland and internationally in Energy Management, leading to ISO 50001 certification in many cases.

Organisation or Individual Expertise Keywords:
Engineering Process Development Beverage Food Industry SME Consultant Energy Waste Water ISO50001 IS399 Polyphenols Business Case Implementation Scaleup

National Research Funding

EPA Research Programme

This researcher or research organisation has expressed interest in the following areas:

 EPA Water Research Pillar
 Sustainable Environment Research
 Climate Change Research
 Green Enterprise Research

Involvement in Relevant National Expert Groups


EU Research Partnerships

This researcher or research organisation has expressed interest in the following areas of EU Research Partnerships:

Climate Change


Interests indicated in the Climate Change Joint Programming Initiative

 Improving Tools for Decision-Making under Climate Change

Relevant information in relation to Participation relevant experts groups

No information specified

Details of any previous or current EU-funded projects the individual or organisation were involved in.

No information specified

Water


Interests indicated in the Water Joint Programming Initiative

 Implementing a water-wise bio-based economy

 Closing the water cycle gap

Details of any previous or current EU-funded projects the individual or organisation were involved in.

Experience of participation in expert groups in this area

Any relevant information in relation to Participation in WssTP or other relevant experts groups

Involvement in EU-funded research projects

Other areas of expertise:


Horizon 2020


Horizon 2020 website

Challenge 5 (Climate Action, Resource Efficiency & Raw Materials)

This researcher or research organisation has outlined their interests in Challenge 5 as follows:

Sustainably managing natural resources and ecosystems

 Developing integrated approaches for the sustainable management of water-related challenges

 Provide knowledge and tools for effective decision making and public engagement policies

Sustainable supply of non-energy and non-agricultural raw materials

 Promote the sustainable supply and use of raw materials, including mineral resources, from land and sea, covering exploration, extraction, processing, re-use, recycling and recovery

Transition towards a green economy through eco-innovation

 Support innovative policies and societal changes

 Foster resource efficiency through digital systems

 Strengthen eco-innovative technologies, processes, services and products including exploring ways to reduce the quantities of raw materials in production and consumption, and overcoming barriers in this context and boost their market uptake

Focus Areas

 Sustainable food security

 Smart cities and communities

→ Competitive low-carbon energy

 Energy Efficiency

 Waste: a resource to recycle, reuse and recover raw materials

 Water innovation: boosting its value for Europe

Societal Challenges 5 Priority Areas

This researcher/organisation has interest(s) in Societal Challenges 5 Priority Areas as outlined as follows

 Systemic Eco-Innovation

 Raw Materials

Expertise in Societal Challenges 5 Cross-cutting Areas

This researcher has indicated interest(s) and expertise in Societal Challenges 5 Cross-cutting areas as follows:

 Water

 International cooperation

The following information was supplied about International Cooperation in SC5 Cross-cutting areas

Details of Participation in European Innovation Partnerships and European Technology Platforms:

The details of any ETPs or EIP this researcher/organisation have participated in or are currently participating in is outlined as follows.

No participation information provided.


Relevant EU Research Experience

Information in relation to Participation in relevant experts groups

Involvement in EU-funded research projects: Please outline details of any previous or current EU-funded projects the individual or organisation was involved in.

We are currently project coordinator for PUReOPE http://ec.europa.eu/environment/eco-innovation/projects/en/projects/pureope www.pureope.com


LIFE and COST Actions





Go to the LIFE website
Go to the COST website

Interest in LIFE subprogrammes:

 Environment and Resource Efficiency


COST Actions/LIFE programmes the researcher is currently or has participated in:


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