National Bioenergy Conference with MaREI researcher Paul Deane

MaREI researcher Paul Deane has been confirmed to speak at the upcoming National Bioenergy Conference, taking place on the 6th of October 2021. Dr Deane will be discussing multi-sectoral benefits that Bioenergy can offer in the provision of energy & emissions reduction in the lead up to UN Climate Change Conference, which is taking place in Glasgow.

Event Information

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) have recognised that bioenergy represents the largest current contributor to renewable energy across the world and is likely to remain that way for at least the first half of this century. The IPCC also highlights the role that bioenergy can play in carbon removal as well as in the development of bioenergy-based fuel alternatives for fossil fuels as biorefinery technologies mature. They also highlight the complimentary role bioenergy can play alongside the food, fibre, and forestry products sector. The sector will require investment, support and the right policy measures in place to ensure the continued sustainability and growth of the sector.
Speakers at this webinar will explore the following areas:

  • How the potential for bioenergy in Ireland is significantly lagging behind Europe.
  • Bioenergy is part of a suite of emissions reduction measures required.
  • The scale of the challenge to decarbonise heat, transport, electricity and agriculture.
  • The blind spot that exist in Irish policy and support towards bioenergy.
  • Recognising the role of bioenergy in achieving 51% emissions reduction by 2030.

To register for the event follow the link: here.