Tag: Ireland

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. […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Ireland biofuel mandate heads to 10% on January 1 and 11% in 2020

Ireland biofuel mandate heads to 10% on January 1 and 11% in 2020

December 24, 2018 |

In Ireland, the biofuel blending mandate will increase to 10% as of January 1, 2019 from the current 8%, a full year ahead of the European Union’s Renewable Energy Directive mandating 10% renewable energy in transport. The environment minister announced that the blending mandate will jump to 11% on January 1, 2020. The increased biofuel […]

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Calls for Irish sugar beet plant to be resuscitated as ethanol plant

Calls for Irish sugar beet plant to be resuscitated as ethanol plant

December 18, 2018 |

In Ireland, local press reports that the Mallow County council unanimously approved support to request government work with Greencore, the former monopoly sugar producer in the country that ended production following the reform of the European Union’s sugar regime, in reforming the former sugar plant in Mallow into a biofuel production facility. Four years after […]

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Institute of Technology Tralee gets EU grant to develop Ireland’s first small-scale biorefinery

Institute of Technology Tralee gets EU grant to develop Ireland’s first small-scale biorefinery

December 11, 2018 |

In Ireland, the Institute of Technology Tralee will receive EUR940,000 under the EU Agricultural European Innovation Partnership (EIP-AGRI), which is co-funded by the Department of Agriculture, Food and Marine and the EU, to lead the Biorefinery Glas project, Ireland’s first small-scale bioeconomy initiative. The Biorefinery Glas project aims to address key challenges in Irish agriculture […]

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