This project aims to devise a business model to overcome the barriers constraining exploitation of Ireland's biomass resources.

Project Insights

  • €46,353

    Total Project Costs
  • 1 yr

    Project Duration
  • 2017

    Year Funded

Project Description

The project aims to develop a viable business model supporting the mobilisation and exploitation of Ireland's agri-food, marine, forestry and municipal waste residues for recovery of renewable energy. The project is a collaboration between tcbb-Resource, CKEA, Tipp. Co and TEA. The team will consider the sustainable exploitation of these residues through an integrated approach to supply chain development, facilitating aggregation and mobilisation of feedstock together with deployment of energy production technology focusing on AD and pyrolysis. The analysis will focus on the design of a community-based model that can aggregate and mobilise supply of a range of feedstock's within a given locality and that deploys shared (or public) processing infrastructure to recover renewable energy. The project will contribute to Ireland's renewable energy and climate change obligations as well as broader sustainability, circular economy, waste management and rural development objectives.

Project Details

Total Project Cost: €46,353

Funding Agency: SEAI

Year Funded: 2017

Lead Organisation: tcbb-RESOURCE

Partner Organisation(s): N/A

Bart Bonsall

Lead Researcher