Hugh Henry – Director of Innovation and R&D, Bord na Mona Plc

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    Dr Hubert Henry is currently Director of Innovation and R&D in Bord na Mona plc. The organisation‘s strategic vision “A New Contract With Nature” signifies an innovative transition from traditional businesses, heavily dependent on peat and fossil fuels, to a new, more sustainable business, focussed on resource recovery, wind energy, biomass, environmental products, water/wastewater, district heating and ecotourism. The Innovation Centre provides the Bord na Móna group with a range of support services and places Innovation at the core of the organisation’s ‘new contract with nature’. Innovation plays a key role in developing new environmentally responsible products and services in order to improve Bord na Móna’s commercial performance. Bord na Móna is uniquely positioned to play a key role in preparing for the low carbon society of the future by improving existing climate friendly technologies and devising those of tomorrow.

    Dr Henry holds a B.Sc. (Hons) in Environmental Science and Technology from the Institute of Technology Sligo and a Ph.D for research on “The movement and attenuation of domestic wastewater in soils and its subsequent pollution of groundwater sources”. He also holds a Diploma in Business Finance from the Irish Management Institute (IMI).

    In addition, Dr Henry is currently an Irish expert representative of the European Working Group TC165 WG 41 on the development of a harmonised European standard for the small-scale Wastewater Treatment system sector. He is also an active member of the Irish wastewater competence centre established by leading industries in the sector with the assistance of Enterprise Ireland.

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