Tipp based NRGE Ltd short-listed as Finalist in SFA National Small Business Awards 2021 in Sustainability Category

Tipperary based company NRGE Ltd has been short-listed as a Finalist in the SFA National Small Business Awards 2021 in the Sustainability Category.

NRGE, based in Lattin Co Tipperary is involved in the compliance management of more than 30 EPA licensed Pig and Poultry facilities. Projects include the recovery of the manure produced on the facilities as organic fertilizer with the necessary reporting, record keeping environmental management. NRGE also recovers sludges from food processers recovering it as fertilizer.

The company has been involved in the development of the Anaerobic Digestion sector for the past 15 years. They are part of the design and management team that constructed the Anaerobic Digestion Plant and Renewable Gas Upgrading Installation at Nurney Co Kildare. NRGE designed, developed, managed the construction and are an integral part of the management of a Biogas Plant Timoleague Co Cork.


The company was formed in 2004 by the amalgamation of the sole trading environmental and engineering consultancy businesses of Michael Sweeney and Michael McEniry. Both businesses at the time were working with the same client base in agriculture and food processing. At the time expected tightening of environmental regulations with EPA licencing requirement applying to Pig and Poultry farming. Both sole trading parties jointly prepared IPC Licence Applications for farmers who were operating at or above the licencing Thresholds. Conditions attached to the early IPC Licences issued by the EPA to Intensive Agriculture all had a condition to investigate alternative technologies.

Post issuing of these licences by the EPA. Michael Sweeney with Michael McEniry contacted the licence holding farmer customers to investigate all manure treatment technologies and compile a generic report to meet the condition of the licence. Anaerobic Digestion (AD)was one of the processes investigated which was considered the most appropriate for intensive agriculture. On completion of the generic report to comply with the IPC licence condition further investigation into the viability of AD. The initial assessment was positive so Michael Sweeney and Michael McEniry amalgamated their business’s to form NRGE (Nutrient Recovery to Generate Electricity Ltd).




Co. Tipperary

Tel: 062 55385

Email info@nrge.ie

Website: www.nrge.ie

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