WFQA is Supported By

Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine

The Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine (DAFM) provides support services to Agriculture, Fisheries, Food and Forestry.

The Forest Service is responsible for ensuring the development of Forestry within Ireland in a manner and to a scale that maximises its contribution to national socio-economic well-being on a sustainable basis that is compatible with the protection of the environment.

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The Irish BioEnergy Association (IrBEA)

The Irish BioEnergy Association (IrBEA) was formed in 1999 to promote the use of bioenergy such as wood fuels, biofuels and anaerobic digestion. The association now has almost 200 members and two part time staff. The association leads lobbying activities in the area and organizes numerous bioenergy related events.

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Teagasc is the agriculture and food development authority in Ireland. Its mission is to support science-based innovation in the agri-food sector and the broader bio economy that will underpin profitability, competitiveness and sustainability. The Teagasc Forestry Development Department brings together forestry advice, training and research in one Development Department to ensure greater cohesion and synergy between the sectors.

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Waterford Institute of Technology (WIT)

Waterford Institute of Technology (WIT) carries out independent validation test of wood fuel quality on behalf of the Wood Fuel Quality Assurance Scheme. All test methods are those specified by the European Solid Biofuel Standards. The testing capacity and resources developed by WIT in testing were funded through the Department of Agriculture Fisheries and Food COFORD Forest Energy research programme.

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