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09 November 2009
Crop Industry News from Ireland Minister Announces New Biofuels Obligation
IRELAND - Irish Energy Minister Eamon Ryan has announced that the Government has approved a Biofuels Obligation....
Crop Industry News from Ireland Bedminster Joins Samsung in Green Waste Projects
IRELAND - The Ireland-based company, Bedminster International, recently teamed with Samsung Heavy Industries to assist with waste management in Korea and southeast Asia. ...
20 October 2009
Crop Industry News from Ireland Tomorrow’s Thinking Today: Anaerobic Digestion Conference
IRELAND - Ireland is facing EU fines of millions of euro from next January, if it fails to divert biodegradable (organic) waste from landfill....
29 September 2009
Crop Industry News from Ireland EIB Invests €500m in Irish Green Power
IRELAND - The European Investment Bank is to lend up to €500 million to help Ireland secure and green its electricity supplies and support Europe's economic recovery. ...
13 July 2009
Crop Industry News from Ireland Airtricity Launches Advertising Drive
IRELAND - Irish renewable energy supplier, Airtricity, is launching a heavyweight customer acquisition campaign claiming its renewable energy is cheaper than other rates....
12 June 2009
Crop Industry News from Ireland Bioenergy 2009 - Banking on Biomass
IRELAND - Banking on biomass is the theme for Bioenergy'09, a major event which will take place in Kilkenny on Wednesday, 17 June. Jointly organised by Teagasc, COFORD and Sustainable Energy...
08 June 2009
Crop Industry News from Ireland Major Wind Project Planned for Irish Midlands
IRELAND - An Irish wind energy company is to develop more than 10 wind farms across the midlands of Ireland at a cost of €740 million....
29 May 2009
Crop Industry News from Ireland Community Wind Farm For West of Ireland
IRELAND - A wind energy development co-operative in County Clare has announced plans to construct one of Ireland's largest wind farms. ...
29 April 2009
Crop Industry News from Ireland AFBI and Teagasc Sign Scientific Collaboration MoU
IRELAND - Scientific collaboration between the Agri-Food and Biosciences Institute (AFBI) and Teagasc has been formally recognised with the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding between the...
25 March 2009
Crop Industry News from Ireland Warning over Threat to Wood Energy Market
IRELAND - The timing of the restructuring of the Reconstitution Scheme in Ireland has come under fire from farmers who are beginning to thin forests and produce timber for wood energy markets. ...
06 March 2009
Crop Industry News from Ireland Economic Analysis of Returns from Biomass Crops
IRELAND - The payback period from investing in willow as an energy crop is 16 years and for miscanthus is nine years, according to an article by Daragh Clancy and colleagues in the Teagasc Rural...
27 February 2009
Crop Industry News from Ireland Ireland Announces Renewable Energy Incentives
IRELAND - Irish Energy Minister Eamon Ryan today announced measures to encourage the on-site generation of electricity in homes and farms across Ireland....
10 February 2009
Crop Industry News from Ireland Expansion in Energy Crops Needed
IRELAND - Competition from unfairly subsidised imports and uncertainty about future support policies are holding back investment in the further development of the bioenergy industry in Ireland....
09 February 2009
Crop Industry News from Ireland Biomass Systems Create 5,000 Jobs
IRELAND - A total of 5,000 jobs could be created in the rural economy if the Government converted 25 per cent of public buildings to biomass heating systems....
29 January 2009
Crop Industry News from Ireland Bioenergy Supporting Jobs in Rural Areas
IRELAND - The potential to create new jobs in the developing bioenergy industry in Ireland will be outlined at the Teagasc National Bioenergy Conference which takes place at two locations in...
23 January 2009
Crop Industry News from Ireland Role of Farming in Renewable Energy
IRELAND - A delegation from the Irish Farmers' Association this week made a presentation to the Oireachtas sub-Committee on creating jobs through the use of Renewable Energy Resources....
16 January 2009
Crop Industry News from Ireland Vattenfall Prepares for Ocean Energy Farms in Ireland
IRELAND - Swedish company, Vattenfall, has acquired 51 per cent of the Irish site development company for ocean energy, Pandion Ltd, for € 500,000....
12 January 2009
Crop Industry News from Ireland Challenge to Reduce Agricultural Emissions
IRELAND - Teagasc is the leading national research and development agency working on the agri-environment....
08 January 2009
Crop Industry News from Ireland Bioenergy Scheme Reminder to Farmers
IRELAND - Farmers in Ireland have until 3O January to submit applications under the third phase of the Bioenergy Scheme....
28 November 2008
Crop Industry News from Ireland Call for Tax Breaks for Micro Energy Generation
IRELAND - Micro Power Generation especially from wind has the potential to reduce Ireland's greenhouse gas emissions and its reliance on imported fossil fuels....
26 November 2008
Crop Industry News from Ireland Phase 3 of Bioenergy Scheme Announced
IRELAND - Mr Tony Killeen TD, Minister for Fisheries and Forestry, has announced the commencement of the third phase of the Bioenergy Scheme. ...
21 November 2008
Crop Industry News from Ireland Immediate Reform of UN Body Urged
IRELAND - Mr. Trevor Sargent T.D., Minister of State at the Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food yesterday (20 November) called for the immediate reform of the UN's agriculture wing...
20 November 2008
Crop Industry News from Ireland NTR in Algae Joint Venture
IRELAND- NTR plc (NTR), a leading international developer and operator in renewable energy and sustainable waste management, together with its North American based ethanol business, Green Plains...
19 November 2008
Crop Industry News from Ireland €50m Set for Wind Farm Investment
IRELAND - Some €50m is set to be invested in a wind farm project that is hoped will be in operation in 2011 in the west of Ireland....
07 November 2008
Crop Industry News from Ireland Finance Bill Kick Starts Renewable Energy Production
IRELAND - Irish Farmers' Association Munster Vice President Sean O'Leary, who is Chairman of IFA's Climate Change Working Group, has called on the Government to kick-start on farm renewable energy...
10 October 2008
Crop Industry News from Ireland Initiative of Renewable Energy Micro Generation
IRELAND - At the launch of an Irish Farmers' Association initiative on renewable energy generation on farms, President Padraig Walshe said that micro power generation from a range of sources...
06 October 2008
Crop Industry News from Ireland Energia Brings New Wind Power to Irish Market
IRELAND - The leading competitive energy provider, Energia has taken delivery of 61 megawatts of wind power from new turbine facilities in counties Cork and Kerry for onward supply to its renewable...
01 October 2008
Crop Industry News from Ireland Ireland Proposes New Target for Biofuels
IRELAND - Irish Energy Minister Eamon Ryan has reduced the country's target use of biofuels in a bid to meet growing concerns over sutainability andenvironmental issues....
26 September 2008
Crop Industry News from Ireland From Field to Furnace
IRELAND - A new DVD entitled ‘Willow & Miscanthus - From Field To Furnace has been produced by Teagasc together with Sustainable Energy Ireland and the Department of Agriculture, Fisheries...
22 September 2008
Crop Industry News from Ireland Algae Breakthrough for Biofuels
IRELAND - A team of researchers from Irish biofuels company AER and the National University of Ireland in Galway (NUIG) have developed the new technology, to convert algae to commercially-viable...
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