Tag: Ireland

Beet Ireland would produce 19 million liters of ethanol should project go through

Beet Ireland would produce 19 million liters of ethanol should project go through

November 8, 2018 |

In Ireland, Beet Ireland’s attempt to revive sugarbeet production in the country could lead to 19 million liters of ethanol production annually in addition to 210,000 metric tons of sugar thanks to a would-be cooperative of 1,000 farmers supplying the required feedstock. The first of several grower meetings has been held to recruit the farmers […]

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Ireland inaugurates bioeconomy research center

Ireland inaugurates bioeconomy research center

October 22, 2018 |

In Ireland, Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Michael Creed TD launched the new EUR22.2 million BEACON Bioeconomy SFI Research Center at the EUR5.75 million National Bioeconomy Campus in Lisheen, Co. Tipperary. The event also saw the launch of the Irish Bioeconomy Foundation (IBF), as part of the inaugural Bioeconomy Ireland Day, which aims […]

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EQTEC wins two contracts worth nearly $12M

EQTEC wins two contracts worth nearly $12M

September 24, 2018 |

In Ireland, EQTEC plc, a technology solution company for waste gasification to energy projects, signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Phoenix Biomass Energy, a California based power company, to supply its proprietary EQTEC Gasifier Technology for two power plants in California. Phoenix considers EQTEC as the exclusive technology supplier of a 2MWe gasification plant and […]

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Irish researchers develop bio-plastic blend that can compost in 60 days

Irish researchers develop bio-plastic blend that can compost in 60 days

August 30, 2018 |

In Ireland, scientists at BEACON Bioeconomy Research Centre, the Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) funded Research Centre at University College Dublin, and AMBER, the SFI Research Centre for materials science at Trinity College Dublin, have discovered a blend of biodegradable plastic that completely degrades under typical home-composting conditions. The team blended 15 different biodegradable plastics together so they could function as commercial […]

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Irish biodiesel and ethanol sales falls in July

Irish biodiesel and ethanol sales falls in July

August 28, 2018 |

In Ireland, Platts reports that biodiesel sales fell to 14.8 million liters in July, down 4.7% on the year, but ethanol suffered more as sales shrunk to just 4.4 million liters, down 10% compared to last year. On a volumetric basis, the biodiesel blending rate was 5.65%, lower than July 2017’s 5.77% but higher than […]

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Irish researchers score grant to develop waste-to-energy technologies

Irish researchers score grant to develop waste-to-energy technologies

July 11, 2018 |

In Ireland, SFI Research Centre for Marine and Renewable Energy Ireland (MaREI)has secured an additional €4.4 million in funding from Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) and industry partners under the Sustainable Energy and Fuel Efficiency (SEFE) SFI Spokes Program. The program of work will also include the technical and commercial expertise of ten national and international […]

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College Group to invest EUR10 million in Irish biodiesel facility

College Group to invest EUR10 million in Irish biodiesel facility

June 26, 2018 |

In Ireland, College Group will invest EUR10 million in building a new renewable energy facility producing biofuel from used cooking oil and animal fats in north Co. Meath. The investment is supported by the Irish government through Enterprise Ireland. The new 25 million liter purpose–built plant will be set on a 47.5 acre site and […]

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Ireland announces 10% biofuel blending from January 1, 2019

Ireland announces 10% biofuel blending from January 1, 2019

April 23, 2018 |

In Ireland, Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment, Denis Naughten, T.D., has published a draft order increasing the biofuel obligation rate to 10% (by volume) from 1 January 2019. The Minister also published a Policy Statement outlining the proposed future development of the Biofuels Obligation Scheme. The Policy Statement is intended to provide certainty […]

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Brews, bangers and biofuels – Ireland’s bioeconomy looking up

Brews, bangers and biofuels – Ireland’s bioeconomy looking up

March 18, 2018 |

With many people recovering from a weekend celebration of St. Patrick’s Day, we turn our attention to the land of saints and scholars, of legends and leprechauns…Éire, otherwise known as Ireland. It’s not just about Irish beer, though it sure is a part of why some celebrate St. Patrick’s Day these days. How can you […]

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Contact lenses with built-in biofuel cells

Contact lenses with built-in biofuel cells

March 6, 2018 |

In Ireland, researchers from the University of Limerick have modified nanoporous gold electrodes using lactate oxidase and bilirubin oxidase to create a flexible enzymatic biofuel cell (FEBC) that could provide autonomous power supply for wearable electronic devices. The research used commercially available contact lenses to embed the FEBC and tested the device with both artificial […]

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