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IrBEA National Conference 2018:Delivering Operational Excellence to the Irish Bioenergy Industry

February 21, 2018
Croke Park Dublin, Ireland

The IrBEA National Bioenergy Conference (Bioenergy Future Ireland) is an event driven by the need for sustainability, growth and development within the Irish Bioenergy industry. This sector of the Irish Green Bioeconomy merits a symposium which recognises leadership and operational excellence in Irish Bioenergy.

The theme of IrBEA’s National Conference is very much to develop continuous improvement, sustainability and operational excellence within the Irish Bioenergy sector and to create Opportunities for Sustainable Growth.

With this in mind IrBEA are proud to announce our 2018 National Bioenergy Conference – Bioenergy Future Ireland which will bring together industry leaders and like-minded individuals to openly discuss the importance of operational excellence and sustainability of Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI), RES (E), RED II, Biomass, CHP, Biogas, Biofuels, Anaerobic Digestion and much more.

Bioenergy Future Ireland 2018 will attract senior-level executives and influencers from Irish industry & business, national grid, supply, finance and Government to create an environment in which to network, do business and access frontier knowledge on the latest developments, trends, strategies and policies relating to one of Ireland’s most important energy sectors.

Delegates will hear engaging presentations from some of the most influential people in the Irish & International bioenergy sectors and there will be multiple engagement opportunities with speakers, IrBEA CEO and President along with Government, Industry and Solution Supplier representatives.

Additional Networking Opportunities:
In addition to the main Bioenergy Future Ireland 2018 symposium, delegates will have an opportunity to take advantage of our:

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IrBEA National Conference – Itinerary for the day

Session One: Technical Case Studies
9:00am – Ministerial Opening
9.10am – Des O’Toole (President – IrBEA)
9:20am – Simon Shannon – Supplier Performance Manager – Diageo
9:40am – Dave Fitzgerald  – Head of Sustainability – Dairygold
10.00am – Kevin Meehan – Engineering Director – GSK (Dungarvan)
10:20am – Tim Minett – CEO – CPL Industries

Refreshments and Q&A Session

Session Two : Financing and Investment
11:15am – Garrett Monaghan – Partner – DWF
11:35am – Patrick Madigan – Head of Bord Na Mona BioEnergy
11:55am – Ian Kilgallon – Innovation Manager – Gas Networks Ireland
Panel Debate 12:15pm: Financing the future in Bioenergy

  • Finbarr O’Sullivan – European Investment Bank
  • Michael Doran – Director – Action Renewables
  • John Durkan – Grp Sustainability Manager – ABP Food Group
  • Donal Murphy – Ireland Strategic Investment Fund

Lunch & Workshop Opportunity

Session Three: Policy in Europe & at Home
2:00pm – Dr. Ger Devlin – CEO – IrBEA
2.10pm – Kevin Brady – Principle Officer – DCCAE
2:30pm – Neil Harrison – Director – REA UK (WHA)
2:50pm – Carlo Giallombardo – Policy Advisor – AEBIOM
Panel Debate 3:15pm: Support Scheme For Renewable Heat

  • Eamon Ryan – Green Party – Leader
  • TBA
  • Carlo Giallombardo – Policy Advisor – AEBIOM
  • Joe O’Carroll – CCO – Gaelectric