Tag: Ireland

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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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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