Tuesday 12 March, 2024

  What Drives Commercialisation?  
 Mary Coughlan (Master of Ceremonies)
10.00 Welcome, Percy Foster
10.05 Minister Address: Pippa Hackett
Minister of State for Land Use and Biodiversity in the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine
10.20A Status of the Global Bioeconomy
Juka Kantola, Founder and CEO, World Bioeconomy Forum
10.40Driving the Scottish Bioeconomy Forward Commercially
Dr Ian Archer, CEO, BioConnect Ireland
10.55Q&A
11.00Tea & Coffee Networking Break in Exhibition Hall
  Best in Class  
11.30Professor Martin Tangney OBE Founder & President Celtic Renewables Ltd Director Biofuel Research Centre, Edinburgh Napier University confirmed
Multi-million-pound plant will use Celtic Renewables’ patented technology to convert 50,000 tonnes of unwanted and low-value biological material into high-value renewable chemicals, sustainable biofuel, and other commercially and environmentally valuable commodities.
11.55Creating Ammonium Sulphate in Ireland from Industrial Liquid Waste In March 2023 Enva started construction of a new facility that will manufacture agricultural fertiliser pellets containing Ammonium Sulphate recovered by Enva from industrial liquid wastes. The €5m investment at Enva’s EPA licenced facility in Greenogue, Dublin will be the first of its kind anywhere in the world and will utilise an innovative process developed in-house by Enva. Enva have also received End-of-waste status from the Environmental Protection Agency for the ammonium sulphate.
Roger McDermott, Managing Director, Enva
12.15Q&A
12.30Irish Bioeconomy Awards
12.45RuralBioUp Networking Lunch
 Session: Bioeconomy in Action in Ireland and Northern Ireland
13.45Nudging Apartment Tenants to Create Clean Food Waste Feedstocks for the Bioeconomy
Percy Foster, Managing Director, Foster Environmental
13.55Hemp: Barriers and Opportunities
An introduction to hemp as a part of the Irish bioeconomy, the opportunities available to businesses and processors and a breakdown of the barriers to realising its potential.
Freya Bartels, Hemp Cooperative Ireland
14.10Biogas Innovations in Northern Ireland
Martin Doherty, CASE, Queens University
14.30Q&A
14.45Discussion Panel: Bioeconomy Action on the Ground
Dr. Dearbhail Ni Chualiann, Director, Údarás na Gaeltachta
Prof Kevin O’Connor, BiOrbic
Damien McConville, IntertradeIreland
Deborah Evers, Irish Grown Wool Council 
15.15Discussion Panel: Unlocking Finance
Stephen McCann, SOSV
John Corrigan, The Yield Lab
Alan Costello, Resolve Ventures
16.00ENDS
 Tea & Coffee Networking Break in Exhibition Hall

Tuesday, March 12, 2024

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