Tipperary-based agricultural college Gurteen College is set to run a new bioenergy course this summer – and is looking for prospective participants to get in touch.

Taking to social media earlier today (Friday, April 2) to highlight the upcoming course, the college said:

“This past weekend we finished harvesting our willow crop! We use willow as a bioenergy here at the college.

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“Gurteen invested in green energy, and we’d love to show you more of what Gurteen does.

“This summer we’ll be starting a new bioenergy course! This course will provide farmers with training and knowledge to grow bio energy crops.

“Under the Birr Green Energy Project there will be a demand for crops of a varying degree to feed an anaerobic digestor situated in Birr.

“Whilst generating energy for the municipal buildings, this in turn will assist farmers in supplementing their farm income.”

Highlighting that “taster sessions” will be run over the coming months, the college added:

“There will be no fee attached to participating on this course. Instead we require your open mindedness and a desire to learn more about this very exciting and new development.

“If you are interested or know someone who would be interested, please get in contact with us today,” the agricultural college concluded.