IrBEA annual National Bioenergy Conference

The Irish Bioenergy Association is holding its 13th annual National Bioenergy Conference, on 6th February 2014, at the Louis Fitzgerald Hotel, Newlands Cross, Dublin. The presentations will focus on the technological advances, policy and practical on-the-ground facilities in operation in regards to bioenergy and the   practical solutions that Ireland can utilise to meet its 2020 targets.

The programme includes a number of international speakers including guest speaker Jill Euken from IowaStateUniversity. Jill will be speaking on the technological biofuel development in the USA. Her work seeks to advance the use of biorenewable resources for the production of chemicals, fuels, materials and energy. She leads new program development, industrial collaborations, outreach programs, and project management for the Institute.

There is also a presentation on how wood fuel is now accepted as the heating fuel of choice in Austria, and the development of a 16MW CHP plant in Derry. Coillte will present their economic assessment of a Renewable Heat Incentive. BioPADs Project Leader, Helen McHenry will give an overall description of the project and explain its relevance to the Irish situation. Michael Doran, from Action Renewables, will also be chairing a parallel session on energy crops, during the conference.

The event is the premier bioenergy event in Ireland and is an ideal opportunity to network with the industry. Typically the event is attended by project developers, financers, industrial and commercial consumers, consultants, service providers, engineering and construction companies, and many other stakeholders in the industry.

The conference will be broken into four sessions to focus on key areas:

  • Session 1 – Overall Policy
  • Session 2 – Meeting 2020 renewable heat targets
  • Session 3 – Meeting 2020 renewable transport targets
  • Session 4 – Meeting 2020 renewable electricity targets

To register for this event, visit Eventbrite: IrBEA members €75, Non-members €150, Trade-stand €350 (includes 2 delegates).



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Developing a local bioenergy market can provide significant opportunities for rural and remote areas, by improving security of energy supply, contributing to a reduction in CO2 emissions and stimulating the local economy by creating jobs and keeping payments for energy within the local community. A new project, BioPAD (Bioenergy Proliferation and Deployment), which targets the Northern Periphery of Europe, aims to ensure that bioenergy becomes more widely used and that awareness of the opportunities it provides are increased. The project will help the development of bioenergy and improve our understanding of the links between supply and demand by looking at supply chains for a variety of bioenergy fuels and different ways of converting these fuels into sustainable energy. Understanding the supply chains and the ways bioenergy moves from fuel source to energy provision will help the establishment of robust and efficient supply services which can match local demand. BioPAD is led by the Western Development Commission (Ireland) and is funded under the ERDF Interreg IVB Northern Periphery Programme (NPP)
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