Information and Resources

This section provides links to information and resources on the topic of Bioenergy. Case studies, factsheets, reports, industry contacts and other further reading can be found here.

 

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Useful bioenergy contacts and links to further information.The Bioenergy map collates information on bioenergy in Ireland, displays this information visually; and provides tools to enable analysis of the provided information.
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Conference Outputs

Publications and Studies

  
Download copies of past Bioenergy event presentations.  A range of publications, case studies and factsheets around the various topics of bioenergy.
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SEAI Briefing Document on Biomass (.pdf, 150kb)

Biomass Factsheet (.pdf, 2082kb)

Short Rotation Coppice Willow Best Practice Guidelines 2010 - Teagasc and Agri-Food and Biosciences Institute of Northern Ireland

Miscanthus Best Practice Guide 2010 - Teagasc and Agri-Food and Biosciences Institute of Northern Ireland

Coford Strategic Study.doc (size 9.3 MB)

Energy Crops and Waste Treatment Study.pdf (size 699.7 KB)

Biomass Resource and Bioenergy Strategic Group.pdf (size 544.9 KB)

SEAI study on Recovered Vegetable Oil and Animal Fats.pdf (size 861.6 KB)

Dry Ag Residue Study.pdf (size 8.9 MB)

SEAI List of Known Wood Fuel Suppliers

SEAI List of Known Bulk Fuel Storage Suppliers

Short Rotation Coppice Willow Best Practice Guidelines 2010 - Teagasc and Agri-Food and Biosciences Institute of Northern Ireland

Cash Crops for the 21st Century - Bioenergy 2007 Presentation - Finton Conway - IFA project team on alternative land use

Warming to Bioenergy with Ireland's First Carbon Neutral Hotel - Bioenergy 2007 Presentation - Ian McGuinness - Roganstown Hotel & Country Club

Case Study: Johnstown Castle - Bioenergy 2007 Presentation - by Igneus

Case Study: This is not alternative energy, its imperative energy: Wood Chip Boiler at Abbey Vocational School - Bioenergy 2007 Presentation - by Imperative Energy

County Clare Wood Energy Project - Bioenergy 2007 Presentation - Paddy Donovan - Forestry Supply Coordinator, County Clare Wood Energy Project

Quality Wood Fuel Production for Ireland - Bioenergy 2007 Presentation - Pieter Kofman - Wood Energy Consultant to COFORD

Developing technology for large-scale production of forest chips - Wood Energy Technology Programme 1999-2003 - TEKES

Dundalk 2020 - Leading Ireland Towards a Sustainable Energy Future- Bioenergy 2007 Presentation - by SEAI.

An Action Plan for Wood Energy in the Western Region - Bioenergy 2007 Presentation - Bernadette Phelan- Western Development Commission.

Affordable Energy Solutions for Local Authorities (Overview of ESCo possibilities including examples of installations) - Bioenergy 2007 Presentation - Manfred Nestlebacher - CONNESS.

Push for business by technology and service development - Small-scale production and use of wood fuels 2002-2004 - TEKES

Market Actors of Wood Energy Technology in Finland - collected by OPET Finland, VTT Processes

Maximising the Potential of Wood Use for Energy Generation in Ireland - COFORD Strategic Study

Wood as a Renewable Energy Source - COFORD Connects Publication 2002

Harvesting Wood from Early First Thinnings - COFORD Connects Publication 2007

Harvesting Wood from Later First Thinnings - COFORD Connects Publication 2007

Quality Wood Chip Fuel - COFORD Connects Publication 2007

Ordering and Receiving Wood Chip Fuel - COFORD Connects Publication 2007

Delivery and Storage of Wood Chip Fuels - COFORD Connects Publication 2007

Review of small scale harvesting systems in use worldwide and their potential application in Irish Forestry- COFORD

Forecast of Roundwood Production from the Forests of Ireland 2001-2015- COFORD

Billet Harvesting, Drying and Processing of Willow Short Rotation Coppice for the Wood Energy Market in the UK - Report on working visit funded by COFORD

Wood fuel production for small scale use and district heating plants - EUBIONET II International Training Programme

Wood Energy Development in the Western Region - Report commissioned by the Western Development Commission

Wood Energy From Farm Forests - Teagasc

Benefits of Bioenergy (IEA Bioenergy) - Overview of the benefits of bioenergy including wood fuels

SEAI List of Known Wood Fuel Suppliers

SEAI List of Known Bulk Fuel Storage Suppliers

Simple Ways to Check Wood Pellet Quality - COFORD Connects Publication 2007

Quality Wood Fuel Production for Ireland - Bioenergy 2007 Presentation - Pieter Kofman - Wood Energy Consultant to COFORD.

Densified Biomass Fuels in Sweden - Country report for the EU/INDEBIF Project

Wood Pellets in Europe

Affordable Energy Solutions for Local Authorities (Overview of ESCo possibilities including examples of installations) - Bioenergy 2007 Presentation - Manfred Nestlebacher - CONNESS.

Wood Pellet Production Costs Under Austrian and in Comparison to Swedish Framework Conditions - G. Thek, I. Obernberger

COFORD Strategic Study - Maximising the Potential of Wood Use for Energy Generation in Ireland

Cash Crops for the 21st Century - Bioenergy 2007 Presentation - Finton Conway - IFA Project Team on Alternative Land Use

Preliminary Study of Pellet Production in Ireland - Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland, SEAI REIO 2004

SÅBI Pellets Presenation - Åke Andersson (Sweden) - White Coal Green Energy Conference 2003

Biofuel Wood Pelleting - Lars T. Bloch (Sprout-Matador A/S) - White Coal Green Energy Conference 2003

The development of wood pellet markets in Europe - Christian Rakos E.V.A. the Austrian Energy Agency - White Coal Green Energy Conference 2003

Expansion of the Wood Pellet Market in Europe - Paul Kellett (SEAI) - White Coal Green Energy Conference 2003

Pellet Applications and Market - Peter Kernohan - Wood Energy 2004 Conference

Biomass Pelleting - Industrial production of wood pellets - Peter H.D. Lange - Wood Energy 2004 Conference

EU Bionet II: Current situation and future trends in biomass fuel trade in Europe - Ann McCarthy - SWS Group

Opportunities for bioenergy from short rotation coppice - Malcolm Dawson, Department of Agriculture, Northern Ireland

Exergy Steam Drying for biofuel production - Claes Münter - GEA Exergy/Barr-Rosin

Wood as a Renewable Energy Source - COFORD Connects Publication 2002

Harvesting Wood from Early First Thinnings - COFORD Connects Publication 2007

Harvesting Wood from Later First Thinnings - COFORD Connects Publication 2007

Review of small scale harvesting systems in use worldwide and their potential application in Irish Forestry - COFORD

Forecast of Roundwood Production from the Forests of Ireland 2001-2015 - COFORD

Wood Energy Development in the Western Region - Report commissioned by the Western Development Commission

Wood Energy From Farm Forests - Teagasc

Dundalk 2020 - Leading Ireland Towards a Sustainable Energy Future - Bioenergy 2007 Presentation - by SEAI

Miscanthus Factsheet.pdf (size 431.2 KB) - Published December 2010.

Miscanthus Best Practice Guidelines 2010 - Teagasc and Agri-Food and Biosciences Institute of Northern Ireland

Bioenergy Review 2010

Planting and Growing Miscanthus - best practice guidelines - Dept. of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, 2009 http://www.agriculture.gov.ie/media/migration/ruralenvironment/environment/bioenergyscheme/Best%20Practice%20Manual%20For%20Miscanthus%202010.pdf
http://www.agriculture.gov.ie/ruralenvironment/climatechangebioenergybiodiversity/bioenergy/bioenergyscheme/

Miscanthus as an energy crop and its potential for Northern Ireland, Global Research Unit, AFBI, 2008
http://www.afbini.gov.uk/afbi_miscanthus.pdf

Miscanthus: A Review of European Experience with a Novel Energy Crop, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, 1999 http://www.p2pays.org/ref/17/16283.pdf

Harvesting of Miscanthus in Austria, European Energy Crop Internetwork, BLT Wieselburg, 1999 http://www.blt.bmlf.gv.at/vero/veroeff/0349_Harvesting_of_miscanthus_e.pdf

Proceedings Energy Crops Manual 2010 and Energy Crops contacts, Teagasc, 2010http://www.teagasc.ie/publications/2010/20100223/Manual_Final_10feb10.pdf
http://www.teagasc.ie/publications/2010/20100223/

Teagasc Fact sheet Tillage No.4, Teagasc, 2007

Teagasc Fact sheet Miscanthus Weed Control, Tillage Specialist 2008, Tillage fact sheet No 10, 2008http://www.teagasc.ie/publications/2009/MischantusFactsheet.pdf

Anbautelegramm Chinaschilf, TLL, 2008

Energie aus Biomasse-Grundlagen, Techniken, Verfahren, 2nd edition, Kaltschmitt, Hartmann Hofbauer, Springer Verlag, 2009

Miscanthus for energy and fibre, Michael B Jones Mary Walsh, James and James, 2001

Miscanthus Bioenergy: A Geospatial Analysis for Quantifying Potential Biomass Productivities across Europe (Paperback), Paul Stampfl, VDM, 2008

UK Case Study: The Greenhouse Gas and Energy benefits of a Miscanthus and a wood fuelled heating system, ADAS Bio-Renewables Ltd, 2004 http://www.ieabioenergy-task38.org/projects/task38casestudies/index1.htm

DVD "Miscanthus and Willow- From field to furnace", Teagasc/SEAI/DAFF, 2008 (available free of charge from SEAI bookshop, www.seai.ie/bookshop)

SEAI REIO Bioenergy News 2009

Domestic wood burning stoves Consumer Guide

Domestic wood burning boilers Consumer Guide

Wood Pellet Stoves Consumer Leaflet

Home owners Installation Guide for Stoves

Financial Support for Ireland's Sustainable Heat Markets - Bioenergy 2007 - Pearse Buckley SEI

SEAI list of known Wood Fuel Suppliers

Austrian pellet stove and boiler Technology - White Coal Green Energy Conference 2003 - Karl Heinz Lesch

Wood as a Renewable Energy Source - COFORD Connects Publication 2002

Home Owners Guide to Installing a Biomass Boiler

SEAI list of known Wood Fuel suppliers

Financial Support for Ireland's Sustainable Heat Markets - Bioenergy 2007 Presentation - Pearse Buckley SEAI

Austrian pellet stove and boiler Technology - Karl Heinz Lesch [from White Coal Green Energy Conference 2003]

Case Study: Boiler at Domestic Houses in Kinsale

Wood as a Renewable Source of Energy - [COFORD Connects Publication 2002]

Benefits of Bioenergy, overview of the benefits of bioenergy including wood fuels - (IEA Bioenergy)

Wood Heating Procurement Guidelines

List of known Wood Fuel Suppliers

Financial Support for Ireland's Sustainable Heat Markets - Bioenergy 2007 Presentation - Pearse Buckley SEAI

Benefits of Bioenergy - Overview of the benefits of bioenergy including wood fuels - (IEA Bioenergy)

Development of Ireland's First Biomass CHP Plant - Grainger Sawmills

Warming to Bioenergy with Ireland's First Carbon Neutral Hotel - Bioenergy 2007 Presentation - Ian McGuinness - Roganstown Hotel & Country Club

Abbey Vocational School Case Study - Presentation from Alternative Heat Roadshow 2007

RDS Dublin Case Study - Presentation from Alternative Heat Roadshow 2007

Fairfield Nursing Home Case Study

Gartan Outdoor Education Centre Case Study - Presentation from Alternative Heat Roadshow 2007

Westport Woods Hotel Case Study - Presentation from Alternative Heat Roadshow 2007

3.5 MW Woodchips heating plant in Sweden - White Coal Green Energy Conference 2003

Affordable Energy Solutions for Local Authorities (Overview of ESCo possibilities including examples of installations) - Presentation from Bioenergy 2007 - Manfred Nestlebacher - CONNESS.

Wood as a Renewable Energy Source - COFORD Connects Publication 2002

Small and Medium-Scale Wood heating applications In Sweden - from White Coal Green Energy Conference 2003

Wood-fuelled Mini District Heating System at Camphill Jerpoint

Coillte Headquarters Case Study

Kelly's Resort Hotel Case Study

Wärtsilä Biopower - from White Coal Green Energy Conference 2003

The Use of Biomass CHP in the Finnish Forest Industry

Dundalk 2020 - Leading Ireland Towards a Sustainable Energy Future - Presentation from Bioenergy 2007 - SEAI


Case Study Graingers Sawmill, Co. Cork

Case Study Munster Joinery, Co. Cork

Maximising the potential of wood energy, Coford

The use of wood fuelled CHP plants in the Finnish Forestry Industry

Anaerobic Digestion - Factsheet.pdf (size 456 KB) - Published December 2010

Biogas Handbook presented by the University of Southern Denmark.

List of known AD_CHP suppliers and consultants

Anaerobic Digestion - Shanagolden Case Study (2010).pdf (size 4.1 MB) - Published July 2011

Case Study - Anaerobic Digestion at Ballyshannon Farms (.pdf, 16kb)

Case Study - Anaerobic Digestion at Ballytobin (.doc, 30kb)

Biogas Handbook presented by the University of Southern Denmark

Proceedings of the Teagasc Bioenergy Conference 2009. Included are presentations on:

Connecting Renewable and CHP Electricity Generators to the Electricity Network

Connecting Micro-Generation to the Electricity Network

Decision Paper Treatment of Small, Renewable and Low Carbon Generators outside the GPA

Connecting to the Network

Guide from the ESB how to connect a renewable generator Connect a Renewable / Embedded Generator

Conditions for approval and operation of biogas plants treating animal by-products in Ireland

Application Procedure for Biogas Plants, Geraldine Lanigan, Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food

Regulatory Update: Animal by-products as a feedstock in Anaerobic Digestion, Melanie Farrar, Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food.

For more information from DAFF click on http://www.agriculture.gov.ie/agri-foodindustry/animalby-products/

You will find more information about animal by-products at http://www.iea-biogas.net/Dokumente/IEA_ABP-Brochure_en_2.pdf

Financing a Bioenergy Project by Helen O'Sullivan, ACC Bank/Rabobank

Teagasc Bioenergy Conference 2009

Checklist for developing an AD plant project.

Biogas upgrading and Utilisation, IEA-bioenergy Report

Biogas upgrading to vehicle fuel standards and Grid connection, IEA Bioenergy

100% Biogas for urban transport in Linkoeping, IEA Bioenergy Task 37

Landfill Gas Resource 2010/2020 Potential and Scenario Development - Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland

Landfill Gas: Turning a problem into a valuable product - Irish Power Systems Ltd

Overview of Energy from Biogas and Landfill in the EU - IEA Bioenergy (part of the International Energy Agency)

Benefits of Bioenergy - IEA Bioenergy

Bioenergy Task 32 - Biomass Combustion and Co-Firing

Bioenergy Task 37 - Energy from Biogas

Bioenergy Task 42 - Biorefineries: Co-production of Fuels, Chemicals, Power and Materials from Biomass

Bioenergy Task 43 - Biomass Feedstocks for Energy Markets

Main report: Bioenergy - a Sustainable and Reliable Energy Source - a review of status and prospects (pdf)

Introduction IEA Bioenergy Agreement Task Information day - Pearse Buckley, SEAI (pdf)

Task 32: Biomass Combustion and Co-firing - John Finnan, Teagasc (pdf)

Task 37: Energy from Biogas - Jerry Murphy, UCC (pdf)

Task 42: Biorefineries - Patrick Walsh, NUI Galway (pdf)

Task 43: Biomass Feedstocks for energy markets - Ger Devlin and Kevin McDonnell, UCD (pdf)

 

 


 

 
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