Researchers get €1.7m to look at how to reduce energy bills
Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation Richard Bruton and Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources Pat Rabbitte have announced a new €1.69 million energy efficiency research project aimed at significantly reducing energy costs for industry and creating jobs.
The Total Energy Management for Production Operations (Tempo) research project will focus on establishing an effective way of monitoring total energy consumption during the manufacturing process, so as to reduce overall energy costs.
The research is aimed at helping international and indigenous companies to significantly reduce their energy bills.
This will be achieved by helping the companies to understand where excess energy is being used.
The project is a cross-Border collaboration between Limerick Institute of Technology and the University of Ulster.
It will be funded through the International Energy Research Centre (IERC), which is located at Tyndall National Institute in University College Cork.