The West’s Awake and Developing Enterprise in Wood Energy

RASLRES – WOOD ENERGY SUPPORT SERVICES, THE STORY SO FAR…

MCWILLIAM PARK HOTEL, CLAREMORRIS, CO. MAYO

16TH NOVEMBER, 2010

10.00 – 14.30

On 16th November 2010 the RASLRES team will facilitate an open industry workshop to bring together experts in the wood energy field, showcase the success to date of companies and individuals participating in the RASLRES pilot projects and provide information and learning to those who have an interest in being part of the wood energy community.

The workshop is aimed at individuals and organisations at any point along the wood energy supply chain, from fuel producers and processors to boiler installations by heat energy users. This workshop provides the opportunity for participants to gain knowledge and share learning through presentations by industry experts and facilitated workshops on topics including:

  • Forestry Fuel Resources in the Western Region, Paddy Donovan, DARE Ltd
  • Potential of Energy Crops – National Bioenergy GIS, Mike Wilson, SEAI
  • Industrial Wood Fuel Boilers, Tom Bruton, BioXL Ltd, President Irish Bioenergy Association
  •  Wood Energy Procurement for the Public Sector, Steve Luker, Steve Luker and Associates
  • Case Study – Teagasc Athenry Campus, Fred Tottenham, Navitus Ltd
  • Experience in the NI Wood Energy Market, Michael Doran, Action Renewables

Those attending will be further engaged in active dialogue and debate through facilitated breakout sessions on the following topics:

  •  A. Woodchip fuel supply chain
  •  B. Commercial scale wood energy: Planning and Procurement
  •  C. Small scale systems and log boilers

ABOUT RASLRES

RASLRES is a European bio-energy project led by the Western Development Commission. RASLRES goes to the heart of the local community by using local resources and local people to provide a complete solution for renewable energy in turn providing jobs and opportunities for our communities.

This ground-breaking initiative has already delivered 7 pilot projects in the west from Donegal to Clare which provide the starting point for development of a sustainable wood energy supply chain delivered within the local region.

For further information relating to the event, speaker biographies and additional information on the RASLRES Project visit www.raslres.eu

REGISTRATION

The fee for the event is covered as part of the RASLRES project but Registration is essential as numbers are limited.

R.S.V.P. Mitchell O’Gorman, info@raslres.eu  or contact Bernadette Phelan, RASLRES team at the WDC on +353 (086) 8340279.