Tag: Ireland

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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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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