BioPAD has launched an E-Zine to showcase the activities and ongoing goals of the project. The electronic magazine issue provides a summary of the collective work undertaken by the project partners Western Development Commission (WDC), Action Renewables, Finnish Forest Research Institute (Metla), and the Environmental Research Institute (ERI).
The first issue provides an overview of the project and includes features on the official BioPAD launch in Letterkenny, and three bioenergy case studies:
1. Donegal Woodland Owners Society Ltd (DWOSL) (Rep. of Ireland); a cooperative model for supplying heat from local woods. This case study illustrates how energy can be sourced at local level and in turn used at local level, providing jobs and keeping money in the local economy.
2. Wick District Heating Scheme (Scotland); providing cost-effective heat from locally sourced woodchips. This scheme has contributed in alleviating fuel poverty by offering residents a low cost and sustainable way to obtain their energy supply.
3. Creed Waste Management Facility (Scotland); converting organic waste into renewable energy in a remote location. This plant was the first in the UK to incorporate anaerobic digestion of source-separated biowaste on a commercial scale.
To read the BioPAD E-Zine issue 1, click here.