Bioenergy Europe  – Slashing Emissions from Residential Wood Heating

On 6 March, Bioenergy Europe organised a breakfast round table at the European Parliament on Slashing Emissions from Residential Wood Heating. Around the table, several Parliament and Commission representatives along with industry experts attended to discuss the way ahead for the implementation of measures to drastically reduce emissions from residential wood heating appliances. MEPs Julie…

Tender Update

Kerry County Council – Wood Chip – Kerry County Council Wood Chip Supply Publication date:  07-03-2019 Response deadline:  28-03-2019 17:00   Irish time Description: Tenders are invited for the supply of wood chip for a three year period to the Moyderwell district heating system located in Tralee, Co. Kerry Tenders must be submitted via the electronic postbox…

PRESS RELEASE: Swift Government Action on Policy needed to Mobilise Bioenergy

The need for the government to immediately open the main support Scheme for Renewable Heat (SSRH) and to progress with a feed in tariff for biogas were the top priorities for delegates attending the Irish Bioenergy Association (IrBEA) conference held at Croke Park

The theme of the conference sponsored by CPL Industries and DWF is Mobilising Bioenergy with Policy and Action. The conference brings together delegates from across the main bioenergy sectors of biomass, biogas, biofuels and energy crops who gather to discuss the actions needed to mobilise the bioenergy industry with a particular focus on technology, investment and the climate change agenda as we transition to more renewables and sustainable energy sources.

The potential for the bioenergy sector in Ireland is huge and swift government action on bioenergy policy can accelerate economic growth, sustain thousands of jobs especially in rural areas, improve environmental quality, drastically cut CO2 emissions, assist in meeting our international renewable energy commitments and avoiding EU fines.

Speaking in his opening address Seán Finan CEO of IrBEA stated Our immediate priority is the roll out of the full SSRH scheme. The industry has had many promised and expected launch dates of SSRH which have come and gone. The industry eagerly awaits the launch of this scheme. We call on Minister Bruton to clarify today the timelines for the scheme launch. The industry demand certainty on the scheme timelines as they are currently organising staffing and work plans for the remainder of the year

Opening the conference, Chair of the joint Oireachtas Committee on Communication, Climate Action and Environment Hildegarde Naughton T.D.  updated all attendees on the work of her committee and the role bioenergy can play in addressing the climate change challenges facing Ireland.