Monthly Archives: May 2014

IT Sligo & Centre for Renewable Energy and Sustainable Technologies (CREST) Programme develop small scale willow harvester

Willow harvesting on larger plantations is generally carried out by cutting, chipping and collecting all on one operation.  This requires large and multiple plant and machinery, and is not practical on smaller sites with no other significant plan and machinery … Continue reading

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Coillte Biomass Information and Demonstration Day

On Thursday 8th May, Irelands’ leading natural resources company, Coillte, held a Biomass Information and Demonstration day at the Radisson Blu Hotel, Letterkenny.  The event was attended by members of the BioPAD team as well as over 70 business and … Continue reading

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New investments in Forest sector boosting Finland’s use of wood and wood energy

In April 2014 Metsä Group presented on their plans to build a new bio-product mill in Äänekoski in Central Finland.  Fortum’s pyrolysis plant are already producing pyrolysis oil since November 2013, Stora Enso and UPM are also renewing their production … Continue reading

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ROKWOOD Biomass Workshop 15th May – Reminder

The Irish ROKWOOD Cluster, comprising the Dublin Institute of Technology (Dublin Energy Lab), the Western Development Commission and Biotricity, is holding a biomass . SRC workshop on renewable heat next Thursday 15th May in the Sheraton Hotel, Athlone.  We would … Continue reading

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BioPAD dissemination – Meeting politicians

During a recent visit to the Environmental Research Institute a Member of the Scottish Parliament had the opportunity to talk to Dr Neil James about the BioPAD project. Rhoda Grant MSP for Highlands and Island Region, showed great interest in … Continue reading

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