Bioenergy

Bioenergy is energy derived from biomass which includes biological material such as plants and animals, wood, waste, (hydrogen) gas, and alcohol fuels. In essence bioenergy is the utilisation of solar energy that has been bound up in biomass during the process of photosynthesis. It is a renewable energy source.

 

 
This section looks at the different types of Bioenergy sources and technologies. Please click on the links below for more information on each topic.
 

Introduction to Bioenergy

 
An overview of what bioenergy is, how it is made into fuel and what the benefits of bioenergy are to us. Click here to find out more...
 

Bioenergy Sources

Bioenergy Technologies

  
There are a number of different sources of bioenergy. This section looks at each of these and how they work.Biomass can be converted to different forms of energy including heat, power, combined heat and power (CHP) or liquid biofuels. This section looks at these technologies in more detail.
More about Bioenergy SourcesMore about Bioenergy Technologies

 

Bioenergy Policy & Funding

Bioenergy Information & Resources

  
Increasing energy from renewable energy resources and in particular bioenergy is national policy; the Government's 2007 White Paper "Delivering a Sustainable Energy Future for Ireland" sets out a roadmap that will steer Ireland to a new and sustainable energy future, ensuring safe, secure, affordable energy.This section provides links to information and resources on the topic of Bioenergy. Case studies, factsheets, reports and other further reading can be found here.
More about Policy and FundingMore about Bioenergy Information and Resources

 

 
 
     

Important information regarding cookies and seai.ie

By using this website, you consent to the use of cookies in accordance with the SEAI Cookie Policy.

For more information on cookies see our cookie policy.