THREE C Interreg NWE Project Launch

The launch of the THREE C project in Ireland- The THREE C Project (Creating a Circular Carbon Economy) is a three year Interreg North West Europe funded project that is looking at the further development and introduction of economically viable value chains based on charcoal raw materials from waste biomass.

Agricultural Consultants Association Roadshow: Preparing for the next CAP

The Agricultural Consultants Association (ACA) provide farm advice to 55,000 Irish farmer clients.  They have 270 professional advisors including 11 forestry consultants with a network of 161 offices throughout Ireland.  The ACA will hold a members roadshow to help the private agricultural advisory community prepare for the next Common Agricultural Policy reform that is underway at present.  The CAP reform contains […]

The Climate Press presents: The power of collective climate action

Feeling overwhelmed about the looming threat of climate change? Tired about the inaction and indifference of political leaders? Join your neighbours, take local action against climate change. The Climate Press would like to invite you to a special, live online event with 3 very special guests: Professor Paul Chatterton (University of Leeds), Ergon Theatre Company […]

Film Launch: Biowave™ – Transforming Dairy FOGs for Sustainable Renewable Energy

Ashleigh Environmental will premiere a short animated video of their latest project: Biowave™ - Transforming Dairy FOGs for Sustainable Renewable Energy. The project will demonstrate the scaled up application of microwave and renewable energy production for the Irish and global dairy industry. Find out more here. This project has been supported by the disruptive technology […]

Launch of CIRCULÉIRE’s “Circular Bioeconomy 2020” Report

Circular Bioeconomy 2020 is the result of CIRCULÉIRE – The National Platform for Circular Manufacturing's 2020 Thematic Working Group exploring the circular bioeconomy opportunities that can deliver significant CO2 and waste reductions in Ireland. During Irish Bioeconomy Week 2020, IMR and IBF will launch the findings to the CIRCULÉIRE Network. See for more information.

Go for Grass – Exploiting grassland potential in the EU Circular economy

Grassland and green shrubs cover 21% of the total surface area of the EU-28 and as such are a key element of the regions’ landscape and biodiversity. Today, grass as a resource remains underutilised. It is often left to decay after mowing and thus incurs costs and fails to capitalise on the potential benefits available […]

Green Enterprise: Innovation for a Circular Economy

To mark Bioeconomy Week Ireland 2020, we’re pleased to invite you to the EPA’s Green Enterprise: Innovating for a Circular Economy* webinar where we will share the findings of the following three bioeconomy projects:   SymbioBeer Irish Manufacturing Research (IMR) facilitated an Industrial Symbiosis innovation demonstration pilot between St Mel’s Brewery and Panelto Food called SymbioBeer. Waste bread was utilised […]

Scoping a Seaweed Biorefinery Concept for Ireland

As part of Bio-Economy Week Ireland 2020, Bord Iascaigh Mhara (BIM), Ireland’s Seafood Development Agency, invites you to attend a webinar on Friday 23 October to launch its bio-refinery report, ‘Scoping a seaweed bio-refinery concept for Ireland’. The event is being chaired by David Millard (BIM) and speakers include co-authors of the report Sarah Hotchkiss and […]

Sustainable Seaweed

A workshop on “Sustainable Seaweed” opened by  Máire Ní Einniú. The event opens with a brief overview of EU, NPA funded seaweed project called SW-Grow, followed by an two hour interactive workshop from Dave Garforth of RS Standards on the sustainable harvesting of seaweed and certification. Register here.

Sustainable Farming: A Range of Perspectives

Discuss the future of sustainable farming! During this two hour event we will hear from a diverse panel of speakers including farmers, researchers, industry and policy about how farming can be both sustainable and economical. Each of our speakers will give a short 3-5 talk and this will be followed by a lively discussion with […]

Policies Driving the Bioeconomy


Charlie McConalogue, Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine will give an overview on Irish policy developments and implementation in the bioeconomy area. In addition the author of an European Commission study will presents the results of this study on scenarios on how demand and supply for biobased chemicals and materials could grow to 2030, […]