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Virtual Tours of Bioeconomy Sites

October 20, 2021 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Session Kindly Sponsored by

OGT’s Seaweed Processing Plant in Kilcar, Donegal

Oilean Glas Teoranta (OGT) was established in 2004. The company harvests seaweed in Donegal and Mayo, which is then processed into specialty products for the global crop nutrition and animal feed markets. Today, OGT is a consolidated company with a team of professionals operating in Europe and North America. In 2014, the company was acquired by Tradecorp in Spain. The presentation will outline the company with a virtual tour of the operations in Donegal.

David Murrin, Factory Manager, Tradecorp International – Rovensa, Ireland



Manufacturing Compostable Resins

This virtual tour will show the process used to biorefine products, which are then used as the building blocks for compostable resins.

Tony Breton, Novamont, Italy


Pannonia Bio – Biorefinery in Hungary

The refinery, from its beginnings as a bioethanol producer in 2012, has almost tripled in size and developed into a multiproduct facility. Today, nutrition, health, biochemical and fuel bioproducts are manufactured as alternatives to fossil fuel-derived materials. The biorefinery is the largest single site bioethanol plant in Europe.

James Cogan, Industry Analyst, Clonbio Group Ltd, Ireland


Pilot Project to Generate Hydrogen from Energia’s Wind Farm in Antrim to Supply Buses in Belfast

Energia is powering the first ever hydrogen-powered double-decker buses in Northern Ireland. Energia, Translink and Wrightbus, with support from the Department for Infrastructure and the Office for Low Emission Vehicles (OLEV), have developed a pilot project to supply renewably sourced hydrogen fuel from an onshore North Antrim wind farm. The pilot project will also deliver the first hydrogen refuelling station of its kind in Ireland. This presentation will provide an overview of the project.

Peter Baillie, Managing Director, Energia Renewables, Northern Ireland


Composting Food and Garden Waste at Natural World Product’s Glenside In Vessel Composting Plant
This tour looks at the industrial composting process of food and garden waste.
In addition to being a critical part of NI’s recycling infrastructure, the recycled product – organic, peat-free compost – is used in high value horticultural markets and is a critical component of restoring long-term soil health to heavily farmed soils in the region.
Colm Warren, CEO, Natural World Products, Northern Ireland


October 20, 2021
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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