This webinar, the third in the ‘IrBEA Bioenergy Webinar Series 2020’ will hear from industry experts in the areas of biodiesel and bioethanol. Webinar participants will find out about the production processes for each fuel and hear how biofuels through increased substitution in both diesel and petrol can reduce emissions and address climate action in the current transport fleet. With a new Government now in place and the topic of emissions reductions across all sectors featuring heavily in Programme for Government negotiations, biofuels offer an immediate cost effective option to emissions reduction in the transport fleet. IrBEA as the representative body for the sector continues to lobby for increase inclusion rates of biofuels in the transport fleet fuel mixes. This webinar will explore the potential and opportunities which exist. Industry experts Tony Hennebry from Green Biofuels Ireland and James Cogan from Ethanol Europe will share their insights.
Topic: Webinar 3 – Biodiesel and Bioethanol reducing transport emissions
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James Cogan – Industry & Policy Analyst at Ethanol Europe
James is an industry and policy analyst with expertise in EU climate, innovation and economic development policy. He is currently working to support the introduction of climate friendly E10 in Ireland. He is a member of the Private Sector Mechanism of the UN Committee on Food Security.
He represented the world Climate Ethanol Alliance as partner to the UNFCCC at COP24 in Katowice in 2018. He has worked for the European Commission and its partners on innovation finance and innovation project development.
He advises Ethanol Europe on innovation, biofuels policy and the bioeconomy, and is engaged in the policy processes for implementing Europe’s new Renewable Energy Directive. Ethanol Europe is based in Dublin and is Europe’s most active bioeconomy investor. James has a degree in electronics engineering from UCD and an MBA from TCD.
Tony Hennebry – Director of Finance and Operations at Green Biofuels Ireland
Founded in 2004 and located on the quay side of New Ross in Wexford, Green Biofuels Ireland is a leading supplier of Biodiesel, Glycerol, Potassium Sulphate, and other Biofuel products throughout Ireland. As the leading Irish Biodiesel manufacturer, they are committed to sustainability and reducing CO2 emissions, helping to meet Ireland’s environmental commitments. The facility produces 30,000 tonnes biodiesel per annum meeting EU Biodiesel Quality Standard (EN 14214/2010). This is second generation biodiesel manufactured from biodegradeable wastes such as vegetable oil and animal fats.
Seán Finan – IrBEA CEO (Chair)
Noel Gavigan – IrBEA Technical Executive at IrBEA