Tag: Ireland

Bioeconomy Ireland Week to include free tour to three sites

Bioeconomy Ireland Week to include free tour to three sites

September 16, 2019 |

In Ireland, on October 16, as part of Bioeconomy Ireland Week 2019, the Institute of Technology Tralee and the Irish Bioeconomy Foundation will be hosting a Knowledge Transfer Demonstration Day where companies with novel ICT, IoT and Industry 4.0 solutions for the bio-based sector will demonstrate their technologies in a real operating environment. The day […]

Read More

OFTEC Ireland calls for decarbonization of heating oil with biofuels

OFTEC Ireland calls for decarbonization of heating oil with biofuels

July 31, 2019 |

In Ireland, OFTEC Ireland is calling on the government to look at decarbonizing heat oil rather than looking at expensive technologies that will require investment to switch out boilers or by quadrupling the carbon tax in an effort to reduce carbon emissions, both of which it says could send families further into energy poverty. Off-grid, […]

Read More

Ireland seen needing E10 ASAP to reach climate goals

Ireland seen needing E10 ASAP to reach climate goals

July 17, 2019 |

In Ireland, one of the country’s top economists has published a report that says in order for Ireland to reach its European and Paris climate goals, it needs to implement adoption of E10 from the current E5 as soon as possible, especially in light of reliance on imported UCO “of dubious nature” for biodiesel blending. […]

Read More

Irish agriculture minister cautious about biogas plans due to seasonality of feedstock

Irish agriculture minister cautious about biogas plans due to seasonality of feedstock

June 25, 2019 |

In Ireland, Agriland reports that the country’s agriculture minister is taking a wait-and-see attitude towards the development of a biogas industry to fuel public transport in major cities like Dublin, saying that the level of subsidy required to get production off the ground and to commercial scale might not be the best use of funds. […]

Read More

SkyNRG teams with University of Limerick to explore development of Irish aviation biofuel produciton

SkyNRG teams with University of Limerick to explore development of Irish aviation biofuel produciton

June 17, 2019 |

In Ireland, the Bernal Institute at University of Limerick signed a deal with SkyNRG to explore the development of sustainable aviation fuel manufacturing in Ireland. The memorandum of understanding (MoU) between Bernal and the Netherlands-based firm SkyNRG was signed in the presence of Dutch Minister of Trade, Sigrid Kaag, during the Dutch Royal Visit and […]

Read More

UK and Ireland’s Federation of Petroleum Suppliers launches clean growth and decarbonization vision

UK and Ireland’s Federation of Petroleum Suppliers launches clean growth and decarbonization vision

June 5, 2019 |

In the UK, the liquid fuels distribution trade association for the UK and Republic of Ireland The Federation of Petroleum Suppliers (FPS) has officially launched its future vision for clean growth and decarbonization during its annual exhibition FPS EXPO 2019. FPS unveiled its vision for cutting carbon through the development of biofuels to visitors at […]

Read More

Irish biorefinery using grass to produce animal feed, fertilizer and energy

Irish biorefinery using grass to produce animal feed, fertilizer and energy

May 15, 2019 |

In Ireland, along the windy west coast of Ireland a biorefinery on wheels is turning grass into a series of different green products that could give farmers a more diversified source of income. In Ireland, where agriculture accounts for over a third of its emissions, the biorefinery is being trialed as a solution to improve […]

Read More

NUI Galway launches new waste-based biofuels research lab

NUI Galway launches new waste-based biofuels research lab

April 17, 2019 |

In Ireland, NUI Galway has officially launched a new research laboratory, featuring the latest analytical equipment to characterize biofuels produced from organic waste as well as the microbial communities which produce these fuels. Professor Piet Lens will lead a team of 25 PhD and post-doctoral researchers in the Department of Microbiology at NUI Galway, which […]

Read More

Canada’s Greenfield Global looks to set up ethanol production in Ireland

Canada’s Greenfield Global looks to set up ethanol production in Ireland

April 9, 2019 |

In Ireland, Greenfield Global Inc., Canada’s largest producer of alcohol and fuel ethanol, and one of the largest alcohols and solvents companies in North America, announced plans to establish a new EU manufacturing headquarters in Portlaoise, Ireland. The project is supported by the Irish Government through IDA Ireland and is expected to create 75 high-quality […]

Read More

Ireland awards grants funds to 12 businesses to boost the blue bioeconomy

Ireland awards grants funds to 12 businesses to boost the blue bioeconomy

January 17, 2019 |

In Ireland, the Minister for Agriculture, Food and Marine has announced that the Marine Institute is to provide 12 marine businesses (in collaboration with five universities) with investment funding totaling EUR2.4 million over three years. The funding is being provided to drive continued innovation in Ireland’s ocean economy, a key requirement of the Marine Institute […]

Read More