BioPAD E-zine Issue 3 – Spring 2014

On behalf of Western Development Commission (WDC), Action Renewables, Finnish Forest Research Institute (Metla), and the Environmental Research Institute (ERI), we are pleased to announce the release of the third BioPAD E-Zine.

Issue 3 is focused on the BioPAD bioenergy workshop and study tour of North Karelia, Finland, which was held in February 2014. The E-zine provides a synopsis of the proceedings during the successful and informative transnational event.

Also included is an outline of the newly released BioPAD report Marine bioenergy overview: the use of macroalgae (seaweed), which details the current status of macroalgae as a renewable source of bioenergy within the BioPAD partner regions of Scotland, Northern Ireland, Rep. of Ireland, and Finland, and describes the main barriers to increased development of this sector.

The e-zine can be found below

BioPAD E-zine – Issue 3

 

 

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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 www.wdc.ie (Ireland) and is funded under the ERDF Interreg IVB Northern Periphery Programme (NPP) http://www.northernperiphery.eu
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