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Ten Irish companies driving sustainability with technology

Jason Walsh reveals some of the biggest movers and shakers in greentech in Ireland

Dr. Angela Nagle, CEO and co-founder Bladebridge pictured on the bridge made from repurposed turbine blades on the Midleton to Youghal Greenway. Picture. John Allen


Although it is a major improvement on fossil fuels, renewable energy is not ‘free’. After all, energy is used in the production of equipment used to generate energy and, at the end of its life, this equipment becomes waste. Cork-based BladeBridge, a start-up supported by Dogpatch Labs as part of the 2050 Accelerator programme, hopes to reduce this.

The company repurposes decommissioned wind turbine blades, giving them a second life as footbridges and even ...