Bioenergy 2009 - Banking on Biomass
Presented jointly by Sustainable Energy Ireland, COFORD, and Teagasc, the Bioenergy 2009 - Banking on Biomass conference takes place on Wednesday 17 June 2009, at the Lyrath Estate Hotel, Kilkenny.
Home to Europe's best growing climate and the highest climatic potential for biomass in Europe, the development of Ireland's vast bioenergy resource will contribute to our overall security of energy supply and fuel diversity objectives. The continued development of these resources will contribute significantly to meeting national and international renewable energy and climate change mitigation targets. At a time when Ireland's dependency on imported energy has grown to around 90%, compared with the EU average of 50%,and with imported oil the dominant energy source, bioenergy and wood based fuels have a key role to play in finding workable and cost effective solutions to our fossil fuel dependency.
There are already many success stories here in Ireland with thousands of households, commercial, public and community buildings across Ireland converting to wood energy.This trend is set to continue, with Ireland plc benefiting from years of future growth as wood fuel for energy generation develops into a new, exciting and growing sustainable industry.
The conference is supported by a comprehensive technology exhibition with Ireland's leading service and product suppliers showcasing the very latest in bioenergy innovation. At the same time the event will provide visitors with the perfect opportunity to get advice first hand from the experts actively involved in the wood energy and bioenergy sectors.
The Bioenergy 2009 - Banking on Biomass conference will showcase the use and deployment of solid biomass and raise awareness across all sectors - from the landowner to the end user - on the many uses and benefits to growing, harvesting and using wood fuels to generate heat,electricity and fuel for our homes and businesses.
Leading technology experts from Ireland and Europe will share their experiences and expertise with sessions dedicated to the policy drivers, market potential and development, impacts of increasing the use of wood energy on a regional and national scale, boosting local economies through increased use of wood energy and its end use. There will also be an opportunity to visit a forest, see wood being processed for energy and visit wood chip boilers.
Wood energy is for the present, the future and it is renewable forever!
08.45 - 09.30 Delegate Registration, Tea and Coffee
View the Bioenergy 2009 exhibition
WOOD ENERGY IN IRELAND
Welcome Address - Minister Tony Killeen (tbc)
Ireland's Crude Awakening - Peak Oil and the Implications for Ireland (pdf 656Kb) - Colin Campbell, ASPO Ireland
Wood Energy Ireland's Oil for 21st Century - A Supply Forecast for Wood Energy (pdf 1,367Kb) - Henry Phillips
Banking on Biomass - Financing Bioenergy Projects (pdf 71Kb) - Helen O'Sullivan, ACC Bank
Efficient Forest Fuel Systems (pdf 1,198Kb) - Antti Asikainen, Metla, Finland
Panel Q & A followed by Break
WOOD ENERGY STIMULATING IRELAND'S RURAL ECONOMIES
A Cluster Based Approach for Identifying Private Forest Resources (pdf 518Kb) - Brian Clifford,Teagasc
Wood Fuel Quality,Made in Ireland, Opportunities for Ireland plc (pdf 178Kb) - John O'Brien, EcoWood
Ireland's Sustainable Communities - Biomass District Heating, the Callan Case Study (pdf 5,408Kb) - Patrick Lydon
WOOD ENERGY MARKETS,OPPORTUNITIES AND SOLUTIONS FOR IRELAND
Wood Heating - Economic Sense for Irish Hotels - Mark Nolan,Dromoland Castle
Wood Energy Solutions for Irelandís HSE (pdf 1,151Kb) - Donal Deering,HSE Ireland
Biomass Combined Heat & Power for Ireland (pdf 1,691Kb) - Tom Bruton, IrBEA
Final Panel Q & A Session followed by Lunch
AFTERNOON SITE VISITS AND STUDY TOUR
Site visits to local forest and willow plantation and wood chipping demonstration and to wood chip boiler and district heating system
Fee: 75 euro per person for the full day (this includes all refreshments and lunch on the day together with a proceedings CD after the event and coach transfers etc.).
The most convenient way to register is online: www.sei.ie/resourcecentre
Alternatively, please send your registration form with cheque made payable to Teagasc to:
Teagasc, Kells Road, Kilkenny.Tel: (056) 7721153
Cancellation Policy: For those unable to attend, a substitute delegate may attend for no additional charge. A refund will be given for cancellations received inwriting 14 days prior to the conference. No refunds can be made after this date.
The conference takes place at The Lyrath Estate, Kilkenny.
A limited number of rooms are available at the Lyrath Estate. To avail of the discounted rate(s) B & B 95 euro please contact hotel direct on and quote BIOENERGY event.
T +353 56 7760088 www.lyrath.com
For further details please contact Paul Dykes (SEI REIO): 023 8842193; firstname.lastname@example.org