T.D. Perry visits Arigna Fuels
T.D. Perry visits Arigna Fuels

Arigna Fuels was very pleased to welcome Minister John Perry T.D. to their plant in Arigna to view the exciting new developments there.

During a tour of the plant Minister Perry inspected the newly installed packaging and screening facility. This will allow the company to significantly increase its bagged output and also further improve the quality and presentation of its products.

Minister Perry was particularly impressed with the commitment of the company to Research and Development. He was fully briefed on the major R&D project currently under way. This involves the production of ‘bio coal’ –a renewable fuel with the combustion characteristics of coal but made from renewable products such as woodchip, nut shells and even potentially rushes. This project is supported by Enterprise Ireland and will be progressing to pilot plant stage over the coming months after extensive lab trials.

Arigna Fuels has always been at the forefront of new product development in the Irish and UK markets. Employing 50 full time staff and 15 more indirectly it’s range of smokeless and environmentally friendly fuels continue to grow sales as consumers demand better value for money in more challenging times. In particular our Ecobrite product for closed appliances has a loyal following from people who want real heat at an affordable price whilst Cosyglo continues to attract people who want a long lasting, efficient and environmentally friendly open fire.

As part of the ongoing drive to reduce costs the company’s Energy Management System has recently achieved certification under the new International Energy Management System Standard ISO50001. This standard provides a framework for establishing energy management best practice to help organisations to improve their energy performance in a logical, controlled and systematic way. Arigna Fuels Ltd. is the first Irish SME to be awarded with an accredited certification to ISO50001. The certification was granted by Certification Europe following a detailed assessment process. Becoming certified to this standard ensures that the company will continually strive to improve its energy performance. Minister Perry was pleased to present the award to Brendan Layden –Operations Director

Picture Shows Minister Perry presenting the new certificate to Brendan Layden Operations Manager. Also in Picture John Ryan -Certification Europe and Peter Layden-Managing Director Arigna Fuels

For more information visit: or contact Dave O’Hara Marketing Manager Arigna Fuels on 0719646002.

Arigna fuels becomes the first Irish SME to be presented with an accredited certification to ISO50001