Two local firms win in Energy Awards

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John Flahavan (Managing Director, Flahavans),Suzanne Walsh (Brand Manager, Flahavans), John Noonan ( Sales and Marketing Director, Flahavans) and Jamie Flavahan. (Photo: Leo Murphy)
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THE Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI) announced the winners of its 2019 Energy Awards at a gala event which saw Waterford businesses Ashleigh Environmental and Flahavan’s take away prizes.

Ashleigh Environmental, a CleanTech company developing innovative environmental and bioenergy solutions for the agriculture industry, took the Research and Innovation Award for their Biowave system.

As part of the prize the company wins a €10,000 bursary which will be used to support the commercialisation of the system.

Flahavan’s, Ireland’s oldest family-owned business, won the SME Award.

Flahavan’s has always prioritised sustainability.

The oats for the company’s Progress Oatlets are sourced from local farmers within a 60-mile radius of the mill in Kilmacthomas.

Flahavan’s has reduced the need for almost half a million litres of diesel per year as steam is produced from the burning of the oat husks. There were nine awards made. The company also has its own on-site wind and water turbines.

A total of nine awards were presented.

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