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About ORBAS

Ørbas specialise in quantifying, visualising and communicating sustainability. Formed in 2013, Ørbas brings together some of the leading sustainability experts who are committed to improving businesses through systems thinking and life cycle management. Ørbas are part of the organising committee for LCA Food Conference 2016


Values

Ørbas produces high quality commercially focused analysis that is objective, independent, and scientific.

We utilise the most relevant standards to perform our work and ensure 3rd party verification where applicable


The Team


Eoin

Eoin is an industrial ecologist with particular expertise in life cycle assessment, energy analysis, and waste management. Eoin has conducted life cycle assessment studies and environmental consulting in four countries and energy research for Shell

​Tom

Tom is a professionally qualified project manager, having previously worked in the humanitarian and renewable energy sector. Tom has managed multiple projects in over seven countries. He holds a Masters degree in sustainable energy and green technology and is currently completing his PhD in assessing the circular economy from a life cycle assessment perspective.

​Nick

Nick is a Professor of Biosystems Engineering and a global leader in food chain sustainability. Nick is on the editorial board of Nature Scientific reports, is an EPD verifier and academic reviewer of 28 journals and 7 national governments


Case studies


OBEO

The environmental impacts of the OBEO food waste caddy were quantified. The implications of introducing OBEO to the food waste disposal system in Ireland was assessed.

“Ørbas is the perfect service for any company wishing to calculate their environmental footprint. They were great to work with and very thorough. They presented us with a comprehensive report that we still reference 3 years on. I'd highly recommend them” Kate Cronin - Obeo

rx3 composting profile

Eoin produced the first environmental profile of Irish compost production and use. The study showed that using a composting system to manage organic waste and produce organic fertiliser is a much more effective than landfilling.

Cynar - PCR

Ørbas helped Cynar produce 'product category rules' for bio-oils enabling them to produce an EPD. PCR: http://bit.ly/1PKD8je

Conference Partners - Conference Environmental Footprint

Ørbas have been commissioned to conduct a conference environmental footprint of the upcoming LCA Food 2016 conference which will aim to quantify the environmental impacts of the event in order to set a baseline and hot spots for future events

Fertiplus

Tom carried out the life cycle assessment for the EU funded FP7 project Fertiplus. This project took up the challenge to identify innovative processing technologies and strategies to convert urban and farm organic waste to valuable and safe products for agriculture and allow industries to develop projects and provide adequate information on use and quality of the products.

NVP Energy

We carried out a carbon reduction assessment for NVP Energy, this allowed them to present their technologies carbon saving potential at the Shell springboard final, 2016.

Irish Sea Fisheries Board

We have carried out a carbon footprint of Mussels for the Irish Sea Fisheries Board.