The Plastic Problem: An Irish Perspective for a Global Challenge

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How can we deal with the plastic pollution in the environment and ensure that future needs are met more sustainably? Plastics have been detected in nearly every ecosystem in the world. They poison wildlife, make their way into the food chain to affect human health and yet we seem unable to move away from our […]

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BiaSol Brew Flour bioeconomy product

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A discussion with Biasol, showcasing of homegrown Irish bioeconomy innovation through their company and their product, Brew Flour. In conjunction with Bioeconomy Ireland Week 2021, BiOrbic Bioeconomy Research Centre is delighted to host this session with Niamh and Ruairi from Biasol, a home-grown Irish food start-up that is the perfect example of an innovator in […]

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The Signpost Series: Biorefinery Glas and the potential of the bioeconomy to transform grassland agriculture in Ireland

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As part of the weekly online Signpost Series, Prof James Gaffey of Muster Technological University alongside Prof Johan Sanders of GRASSA and Wageningen University and Research, and Mr Xavier Dubuisson of XD Consulting will discuss outcomes of the Biorefinery Glas, a European funded Agricultural European Innovation Partnership. Focusing on potential of the bioeconomy to transform […]

Origin Green – How can the bioeconomy support the Pathways to Net Zero initiative?

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Origin Green, Ireland’s national food and drink sustainability programme, has published new procedures and guidelines that put carbon emission targets on a mandatory footing for food and drink manufacturers as the sector seeks to accelerate its contribution to the Programme for Government’s aim of carbon neutrality by 2050. This marks a significant shift for the […]

Blue Bioeconomy Showcase

A showcase of Irish sustainable bioproducts made from marine resources  The Circular Bioeconomy Cluster South-West Cluster, FANBEST Project and BiOrbic are coming together to shine a light on the role of innovators using marine based materials to create sustainable bioproducts ready for market. Organised in partnership with FanBest, Circular Bioeconomy Research Group and Biorbic. Hear […]

Irish Seaweed with Dr Paul MacArtain from Dundalk Institute of Technology

Dundalk Library Roden Place, Dundalk, Louth

Marine algae globally is an industry worth $14 billion and food ingredients and industrial products are reliant on the polysaccharides extracted from marine algae. In Ireland, there has been harvesting of seaweed for industrial purposes since the 1940's with the establishment of the alginate industries (Ireland) in 1947.  Irish seaweeds range from industrially harvested brown […]

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BioBeo and the Bioeconomy

Maynooth Community Library Main Street, Maynooth, Kildare

Maynooth University lecturer, Dr Máire Nic an Bhaird, from the Froebel Department of Primary and Early Childhood Education, has a leading role in a €2 million bioeconomy education project for primary, secondary and 3rd level students across Europe. She will join us in Maynooth Library to discuss the importance of the bioeconomy in regard to Europe’s […]

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Mushrooms to unlock the future of the bioeconomy

Monaghan Town Library North Road,, Monaghan

Feeding the world sustainably is one of the biggest challenges for the future. But can the humble mushroom help solve the challenge of food security in our changing environment. Join Dr Tony Martin Callaghan, co-founder of Niskus Biotech, a company of visionary scientists who are using fungi to create the new generation of sustainable functional […]

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Scenario modelling and monitoring to develop a sustainable bioeconomy in Ireland and Europe

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Bioeconomy project recently launched called INFORMBIO project (https://informbioproject.ie/) funded by DAFM is going to  share its objectives about monitoring the biomass flows and study the future of bioeconomy in Ireland to meet 2050 EU targets. Furthermore, a roundtable with guests from the EU Bioeconomy Monitoring System developed by Joint Research Centre and BioMonitor project (EU […]

Diversity in Bioeconomy

Portershed Eyre Square, Galway

The aim of this event is to create a platform for networking among the diverse range of people that work in the bioeconomy sector in Ireland. Firstly, through shining a spotlight on entrepreneurs, researchers and experts who are advancing the Irish bioeconomy enhancing our economic competitiveness on the global stage. This will be followed by […]

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Blue Bioeconomy

Westside Library Seamus Quirke Road, Galway

The Blue Bioeconomy involves using biological resources from water such as fish, seaweed, mussels, starfish, sea cucumbers, lobster and even bacteria to make products or services.  This includes food, medicine, nutritional supplements, cosmetics and much more. It also relies on sustainable practices to make sure that we do not damage the environment and that there […]

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