Biomass

Report: Growth in AD may depend on suckler herd reduction

Report: Growth in AD may depend on suckler herd reduction

Insights presented in the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI) National Heat Report may suggest that the growth potential for...

March 4, 2022

Kohler backs synthetic fuel production from biomass

Kohler backs synthetic fuel production from biomass

Despite the constant talk that the future of all vehicles is electric, there is an emerging alternative narrative which centres...

February 9, 2022

EU renewables target ‘can’t be achieved without agriculture’

EU renewables target ‘can’t be achieved without agriculture’

The EU’s target of generating 40% of its energy from renewable sources by 2030 “cannot be achieved” without European agricultural...

February 1, 2022

Project to support bioenergy businesses in midlands

Project to support bioenergy businesses in midlands

A new project is set to foster the establishment of bioenergy businesses in the midlands region in the coming years....

January 29, 2022

Biochar: How can it help to tackle Irish agri challenges?

Biochar: How can it help to tackle Irish agri challenges?

Biochar is an emerging opportunity that “needs to be embraced for its full benefit to be realised” in addressing challenges...

September 3, 2021

Bioeconomy boost: Biomass ‘a key business opportunity’ for agri sector

Bioeconomy boost: Biomass ‘a key business opportunity’ for agri sector

The National Bioeconomy Forum has met for the first time today (Friday, July 23). Minister of State in the Department...

July 23, 2021

Burning biomass at Edenderry – could this be the future?

Burning biomass at Edenderry – could this be the future?

The Irish forestry sector harvests around four million tonnes of biomass annually, a figure that is projected to rise to...

June 26, 2021

Bord na Móna to apply to burn biomass in Edenderry to 2030

Bord na Móna to apply to burn biomass in Edenderry to 2030

Bord na Móna is to apply for planning permission to burn biomass in its Edenderry power plant, which would keep...

December 11, 2020

Planning permission sought to convert oil facility to biomass pellet producer

Planning permission sought to convert oil facility to biomass pellet producer

Planning permission is being sought for the development of a biomass pellet production facility in Co. Leitrim. Desmond Rooney has...

September 18, 2020

Stakeholders gather in Croke Park for major bioenergy conference

Stakeholders gather in Croke Park for major bioenergy conference

Stakeholders from Ireland’s bioenergy and renewables sector gathered in Croke Park today, Wednesday, February 26, for a major conference exploring...

February 26, 2020

Sustainable and responsible living – from little seeds do acorns grow

Sustainable and responsible living – from little seeds do acorns grow

From little seeds do acorns grow – or so the old adage tells us, but it certainly rings true for...

September 22, 2019

Putting sustainability at the heart of Ireland’s matter

Putting sustainability at the heart of Ireland’s matter

When two Co. Limerick brothers set up a small firewood business back in 2011, little did they realise how the...

September 21, 2019

Paving the way for biomass centres across Ireland

Paving the way for biomass centres across Ireland

Two Limerick brothers are paving the way in this country for the introduction of biomass centres and putting firewood at...

September 21, 2019

How 2 Limerick brothers turned their hands to decarbonising Ireland

How 2 Limerick brothers turned their hands to decarbonising Ireland

Cotter Bros Firewood is operated by two brothers, Jack (21) and Nick Jr. (18). It is a local farm business,...

September 14, 2019

Putting biomass at the heart of the renewable energy matter

Putting biomass at the heart of the renewable energy matter

Just last month the European Commission approved EU state aid for the Support Scheme for Renewable Heat (SSRH) in Ireland....

May 5, 2019

‘Biomass not the answer to power generation in Ireland’ – Ryan

‘Biomass not the answer to power generation in Ireland’ – Ryan

Biomass is “not a long-term, efficient or economic solution” to the generation of electricity at power plants in the midlands,...

November 1, 2018

‘Peat industry closure will lead to crazy biomass import bills’

‘Peat industry closure will lead to crazy biomass import bills’

The looming closure of the peat industry in Ireland will lead to costly hikes in biomass imports to Ireland, independent...

October 23, 2018

Bord na Mona drops plan for €60 million pellet plant in Georgia

Bord na Mona drops plan for €60 million pellet plant in Georgia

Bord na Mona (BNM) has decided not to proceed with a proposal to directly develop a new €60 million biomass...

March 7, 2018