National Bioenergy Conference 2013

bioenergy2013web-1Date: Friday 08 November

Venue: Louis Fitzgerald Hotel Naas Road

Time: 09:00 – 16:30

Click here for the Conference flyer (269 KB).

Conference Overview
The Government published a Strategy for Renewable Energy ‘2012 – 2020’. Ireland has a binding target to produce 16% of its consumed energy from renewables by 2020. This 16% straddles the electricity, heating and transport sectors.

One of the strategic goals in the Renewable Energy Strategy is to develop a sustainable bioenergy sector supporting renewable heat, transport and electricity generation.

Renewable energy development in Ireland is central to our becoming a more competitive and self-reliant society. The expectation is that bioenergy will meet approximately half of our renewable targets with the other 50% mainly coming from wind, hydro etc.

The sustainable growth of biomass/biofuel use in the heat sector as well as in power generation and transport will be underpinned by a comprehensive
“National Bioenergy Strategy” which will be published during September 2013. This strategy will be a key focus of discussion at this years National Bioenergy Conference.

The Draft Forest Policy Review Report (at present undergoing a public consultation process as part of the strategic environmental assessment) also emphasises the need for sustainable growth in the supply in wood energy to meet renewable energy targets through the ongoing support of the a orestation program
Forestry is our largest bioenergy resource. There are a number of other options where agriculture can help develop sustainable supply chains to help meet our future challenging renewable targets.

This conference is of interest to a broad audience including:

  • Farmers/landowners/forest owners
  • Consumers with large energy requirements
  • Project developers
  • Policy makers/regulators
  • Legal advisers/consultants
  • Business analysts/planners
  • Economists/ nancial advisers
  • Technical/engineering managers
  • Finance directors/ nancial controllers
  • Energy purchasers/facilities managers

Benefits of attending
The National Bioenergy Conference provides excellent networking and business development opportunities and facilitates discussion and debate both within the conference sessions and in the networking breaks throughout the day.

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