Webinar 37: Sustainable Aviation Fuel – The potential and opportunity for bioenergy

A recording of this webinar can be found HERE.

Topic Overview

The work of SFS Ireland is focused on the development of Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) markets in Ireland and worldwide. The organisation’s objective is to contribute to the reduction of the aviation sector’s CO2 footprint by bringing together the aviation industry, all stakeholders of the SAF supply chain, and academia to drive the production and implementation. SFS Ireland has recently been working on a feasibility study, together with SkyNRG, and supported by Avolon, Boeing and Orix Aviation. More details can be found here. SAF manufacturing technology is considered cutting edge and initial analysis indicates that a SAF project would play a leading role in integrating the energy industry, with a possible future circular bioeconomy for Ireland. Listen to this webinar and find out more about Sustainable Aviation Fuel and the potential opportunities for Irish bioenergy.

Agnes Thornton
Agnes Thornton has been working as an airline pilot for the last 10 years. During the reduced rosters in light of the Covid pandemic, Agnes completed an MSc in Aviation Leadership at DCU Business School, with her research focusing on the opportunities and barriers to SAF implementation by the airline industry. In 2020, she partnered with Darren Carty to found SFS Ireland.

Webinar MC – Seán Finan, IBEA CEO

Biomethane Request for Information issued by GNI

Gas Networks Ireland has launched a request for information (RFI) process to support the identification of new and feasible biomethane production projects.

Responses will be used to assess the future infrastructure requirements for biomethane integration into the gas network and facilitate the most efficient delivery of biomethane to our customers and the most economic connections to the gas network for producers.

As part of the process, Gas Networks Ireland is holding an information event with other stakeholders and biomethane producers on 29th November 2022, at the Clayton Hotel, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4. If you wish to attend, please register here.

Biomethane producers that intend to supply renewable gas into the Irish gas network are invited to respond by the closing date of Monday, December 19th.

Responses may be submitted online or downloaded and emailed to biomethaneRFI@gasnetworks.ie. Alternatively, they can be posted to the address below:

Gas Networks Ireland,
Gasworks Road,
T12 RX96.

Please mark all email and postal correspondence with the title ‘Biomethane RFI’.

To find out more about the RFI process and submit your response, please visit www.gasnetworks.ie/RFI.

Webinar 36 – The new Irish Solid Fuel Regulations explained

A recording of this webinar can be found HERE.

Topic Overview

On 31st of October 2022, the Government  introduced new regulations for solid fuels in Ireland. Designed to protect air quality, these regulations will ensure that quality, dry, certified wood fuels are placed on the market. IrBEA, on behalf of wood fuel members, has been seeking the introduction of these regulations for several years to protect the market from inferior quality and wet wood fuel products. The introduction of the new solid fuel regulations has implications for the sale and supply of solid fuels for producers and consumers, these implications are outlined in this webinar.


Webinar MC – Seán Finan, IBEA CEO

Presenter – Noel Gavigan, IrBEA Technical Executive