Irish agritech business BHSL has appointed former Kerry Group chief executive Denis Brosnan as chairman of the company as it launches a process to raise at least €7million in new equity to support its global expansion.

The Co Limerick-based company says its technology is transforming poultry production by turning a cost centre (dealing with waste manure) into a source of fuel, thereby driving farm profitability through reduced energy bills. Read more

WICHITA, Kan.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Koch Technology and Optimization, LLC and Koch Minerals, LLC, both subsidiaries of Koch Industries, Inc., announced the acquisition of EFT Energy, a leading software as a service and solutions provider in the fields of industrial and manufacturing predictive analytics, process optimization, and industrial and commercial energy management. Read more

THE energy and lighting specialist firm UrbanVolt is to invest €5m in energy efficiency projects in businesses in the Cork region.

Some €2m of the fund will go to upgrading lighting facilities in the Blackpool Shopping Centre together with Pipelife in Whites Cross, Daly Industrial Supply Company on the Lower Glanmire Road and Graepels in Kinsale. Read more