The Bioenergy TCP offers opportunities to coordinate the work of national programmes across the wide range of bioenergy technologies.

Executive Committee

The aim of the Bioenergy TCP is to improve cooperation and information exchange between countries that have national programmes in bioenergy research, development and deployment. More specifically, the aim is to achieve a substantial bioenergy contribution to future global energy demands by accelerating the production and use of environmentally sound, socially accepted and cost-competitive bioenergy on a sustainable basis, thus providing increased security of supply whilst reducing greenhouse gas emissions from energy use. The Bioenergy TCP Executive Committee Representatives for Ireland are Mr. Luis Gay-Tarazona (SEAI) and Mr. Owenroe Lemass (SEAI).

For further information on the Bioenergy TCP, please visit the IEA Bioenergy TCP webpage.

Luis Gay-Tarazona

Programme Manager - Bioenergy

Luis leads and manages the SEAI Bioenergy research strategy which includes managing the Renewable Heat Bioenergy team and other decarbonization Res-H team members.

He supports the Department of Environment, Climate and Communications in Ireland (DECC) in the delivery of legislation and policy development by providing evidence based advise and ensures DECC are kept informed of emerging bioenergy trends and technology developments.



Owenroe Lemass

Senior Bioenergy Specialist, Heat Decarbonisation

Owenroe has worked in the area renewable energy and energy efficiency for over 15 years, specialising in bioenergy technology. He has held roles in business development, plant operations and research in the public and private sector in Spain and Ireland. At SEAI he is part of the Heat Decarbonisation Team and works on policy analysis, as well as contributing to progress the research agenda where bioenergy and bioeconomy innovations can play a role towards supporting the fulfilment of Ireland’s renewable energy and climate action commitments.




Task 36 — Material and Energy Valorisation of Waste in a Circular Economy

The aim of this task is to exchange information on the material and energy valorisation of waste in a circular economy, with emphasis on dissemination of information aimed at policy and decision makers.

The Representative for Task 36 is Dr. Fionnuala Murphy (University College Dublin).

For further information about the Task, please visit the Task 36 IEA Bioenergy TCP webpage.

Task 37 — Energy from Biogas

The aims of this task are to address the whole biogas production chain from feedstock collection and pretreatment to biogas upgrading, biofertiliser application and process chain sustainability; and to carry out expert technical work on sustainable digestion of substrates, associated reactor configurations and utilisation of produced biogas.

The Representatives for Task 37 are Prof. Jerry Murphy (University College Cork) and Dr. David Wall (University College Cork).

For further information about the Task, please visit the Task 37 IEA Bioenergy TCP webpage.

Task 39 — Biofuels to Decarbonize Transport

Task 39 is a group of international experts working to increase use of and to commercialize sustainable transportation biofuels. Bioenergy and biofuels are important components within a country’s green energy portfolio. While there are numerous renewable energy options for heat and electricity generation, biofuels are currently the only means of displacing liquid fossil fuels such as gasoline, diesel, and aviation fuels.

The Representatives for Task 37 are Tom Walsh (Renetech) and David Bauner (Renetech).

For further information about the Task, please visit the Task 39 IEA Bioenergy TCP webpage.

Task 42 — Biorefining in a Circular Economy

The aim of this Task is to facilitate the commercialisation and market deployment of environmentally sound, socially acceptable, and cost competitive bioenergy systems and technologies.

Representatives for Task 42 are Assoc. Prof. J.J. Leahy (University of Limerick), Assistant Prof. Eoin Syron (University College Dublin) and Dr. James McGreer (Renewable Gas Forum Ireland).

For further information about the Task, please visit the Task 42 IEA Bioenergy TCP webpage.

Task 45 — Climate and Sustainability Effects of Bioenergy within the broader Bioeconomy

The aims of this Task are to identify and address critical issues related to the climate and other sustainability effects of bioenergy and biobased products and systems; and to promote sound development for bioenergy as an integral component of the overall bioeconomy.

The Representatives for Task 45 are Mr. David Styles (University of Galway) and Mr. James Gaffey (Munster Technological University).

For further information about the Task, please visit the Task 45 IEA Bioenergy TCP webpage.

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