Once again, this event - now firmly established as the showcase
event for wood energy in Ireland - combines a professional conference
with exhibition - plus a site visit and practical demonstrations
into one comprehensive event.
Bioenergy 2010 will showcase the use and deployment
of solid biomass - in particular, wood energy - and raise awareness
across all sectors - from the landowner to the end user. Growing,
harvesting and using wood fuels and energy crop products to generate
heat, electricity and fuel for homes and businesses, will be clearly
demonstrated and explained.
The introduction of financial incentives has been crucial in
the stimulation, development, demonstration and deployment of
wood heating technologies. For example, under the ReHeat Programme
administered by SEAI, many high energy users in the industrial,
commercial, public and community sectors are now experiencing
the many benefits of biomass heating.
Ireland has the potential to develop an indigenous fuel supply
from forestry and wood industry by-product for domestic, industrial
and export markets. Today, we are seeing the installation of pellet
stoves to heat a single room and automatic wood-fuelled boilers
heating homes, public and commercial buildings such as hospitals,
schools, hotels and leisure centres. Other potential industrial
and commercial markets in Ireland include the food and drink,
pharmaceutical and wood processing sectors, as well as the housing
and commercial building sector.
In recent years, the wood heating market in Ireland has witnessed
substantial growth and, amidst concerns over escalating fuel prices,
security of supply, availability and vulnerability of finite fuel
resources, we see an expanded range of 21st-century wood fuels
- pellets, chips, briquettes and log wood are all particularly
well adapted to domestic, commercial and industrial needs as Ireland
warms to wood energy.
Leading technology experts 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 and boosting local economies
through increased use of wood energy and its end use.
There will also be an opportunity for Site Visits
and Demonstrations -