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Field-trip to Finland hosted by Bioenergy4Business

Teresa O’Brien, IRBEA’s Communications Manager took time out to take part in trip organised by Motiva from Finland. It was organised under the project Bioenergy4Business which  invited people from all over Europe to view biomass heat and power plants large and small in Finland. Delegates from Finland, Ireland, Greece, Ukraine and Crete were represented. We viewed […]

New Chief Executive announced for IrBEA

Dr Ger Devlin has been appointed to the position of Chief Executive Officer with IrBEA. He will take up this new role on March 6th this year. Ger holds a PhD in Biosystems Engineering from UCD and a PDip in Advanced Management Performance from UCD Michael Smurfit Business School. He has successfully co-ordinated and managed […]

Highlights of the ‘Bioenergy 2017’ IrBEA National Bioenergy Conference

 At the conference: The Irish Bioenergy Association Director, Padraic O’Neill, with Fergal Leamy, CEO, Coillte and Matthew Clancy, Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland 190 strong attendance at IrBEA’s 16th National Bioenergy Conference on Thursday 9th February Bioenergy conference calls for new stimulus to encourage new investment in the Bioenergy sector Fergal Leamy, CEO describes Coillte as […]

Final Consultation On A Renewable Heat Incentive For Ireland

The Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment, Denis Naughten T.D. has launched the final consultation on a Renewable Heat Incentive for Ireland to incentivise industrial and commercial heat users. If you would like to review the documentation – ‘Public Consultation On the Design and Implementation of a Renewable Heat Incentive in Ireland’ can be viewed here

Demetra have a successful day demonstrating their ADBag in Tipperary 

This event took place on the 16 November at the Horse and Jockey in Tipperary with a presentation from Franceso Panzeri (Demetra) who ran through the history of engineering and designing the ADBag. He discussed funding the research and building the pilot plant, interestingly both Enterprise Ireland and SEAI have been heavily involved in getting this […]

New Studies: AD can Decarbonise the Agri and Waste Sectors

The trade bodies Cré and IrBEA representing the entire sector have hired an international expert to conduct a number of reports which examined the potential of the anaerobic digestion sector to decarbonise the agri and waste sectors with multiple cross-sectoral benefits. These reports assessed that potential in terms of available feedstocks and quantifies the benefits in […]

A report from IRBEA’s field trip to Denmark

Donal Magner attended IrBEA’s Bioenergy field trip to Denmark last September, he has now written a interesting report on the tour, it contains a wealth of information on how the renewable industry operates in Denmark and makes suggestions on how we can replicate some of these models in Ireland. View here or download

A Guide to District Heating Ireland

Following on from last week’s conference, please find below the link to A Guide to District Heating Ireland, which has been developed by Dublin’s energy agency Codema on behalf of the Irish Bioenergy Association and Tom Bruton of BioXL.  The guide aims to understand district heating and its benefits and presents learnings for the Irish context from case studies […]

Sustainable Energy Updates from Budget 2017 including observations on RHI development

As you know we have had the budget this week and statements from different government departments have been released, including Denis Naughten Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment (DCCAE). Everyone is attempting to make sense of what has been promised in terms of investment into Sustainable energy. Tom Bruton blogs on the background to the budget announcements of […]