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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

Generating Renewable Energy Business Enterprise (GREBE) – A new Northern Periphery & Arctic (NPA) Programme Project

As a result of the RASLRES and BioPAD projects, a number of needs were identified around the areas of developing renewable energy businesses and supporting micro business and SMEs in this sector.  A project concept called ‘Generating Renewable Energy Business … Continue reading

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ROKWOOD SRC Information Seminar – Mullingar – Tuesday 11th November 2014

The Irish ROKWOOD Cluster (WDC, DIT and Biotricity) are hosting the 5th ROKWOOD partner meeting and in conjunction with this, are holding this evening information seminar to give the partners from Germany, Sweden, Poland, Spain and the UK an opportunity … Continue reading

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BioPADs model energy supply contracts

Dr Neil James (Environmental Research Institute, North Highland College UHI, Scotland) has prepared a summary of the availability of sample energy supply contracts in BioPAD partner regions (Ireland, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Finland). Entering the bioenergy market can be daunting … Continue reading

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Learning to solve problems in the bioenergy supply chain.

Six short pilot actions were prepared for the BioPAD project to highlight different issues and impediments to development of the sector along the bioenergy supply chain. The objective was to help find solutions to issues along the bioenergy supply chain … Continue reading

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Local economic and social benefits of bioenergy

In May 2014 SLR Consulting Ltd was commissioned by the Western Development Commission (WDC) to conduct a study of the local economic and social benefits of bioenergy installations and their associated supply chains for the BioPAD project. The aim of … Continue reading

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The BioPAD Story – E-zine Issue 6 – September 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 sixth BioPAD e-zine. Issue 6 is the final instalment of the BioPAD E-zine … Continue reading

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Identification of New Business Opportunities in Bioenergy

A growing bioenergy sector offers new business opportunities. Viable and innovative businesses are also needed to keep bioenergy on a path of continuous development. To help identify new business opportunities in bioenergy across regions of Northern Europe, we invite you … Continue reading

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