Castledaly native, Brendan Kelly, has been appointed to the role of Commercial Manager at Bord na Móna.
This is a newly established role as part of the firm’s growth and development strategy. Brendan will lead the commercialisation of Bord na Móna’s Renewable Portfolio and Renewable Business Diversification strategy.
Brendan joins Bord na Móna from US Energy Technology Company, Smart Wires, where he held multiple senior management roles in the North America and EMEA regions, most recently as Vice President of European Business development.
Established to support the State’s economic progress and security of energy supply Bord na Móna is an Irish, semi-state climate solutions company helping lead Ireland towards a climate neutral future. Eighty percent of all Bord na Móna’s operations is now focused on renewable energy production, recycling, peatland rehabilitation, and sustainable product development.
In 2020 Bord na Móna launched a €126m Peatland Climate Action Scheme, which will harness the natural power of peatlands to secure a store of over 100m tonnes of carbon in perpetuity, cut emissions, and capture millions of tonnes more in the coming years. The company is also raising €1.6billion to fund a series of major climate focused projects across its 200,000 acre landholding. By 2030, Bord na Móna will be able to supply a third of Irish homes with renewable energy.