Run in association with the Irish Farming Association (IFA) and Teagasc, and taking place at the The Hub at Cillin Hill, Kilkenny, on 23 and 24 October 2019, Energy and Rural Business Show Ireland is the one-stop-shop for the latest opportunities in renewable energy and carbon management, as well as practical farm diversification advice.

Commenting on the IFA’s involvement, IFA renewables project group secretary Fintan Conway said: “We're delighted to be associated with the new Energy and Rural Business Show, following on from the unprecedented success of Energy Now Expo.

"The event continues to be the leading source of cutting-edge renewable energy advice for Irish farmers and landowners and the new Rural Business Expo is a welcome addition."

Energy and rural development specialist at Teagasc Barry Caslin is speaking at the show and is clear that there is a strong need for up-to-date renewable energy and farm diversification advice.

"Ireland has committed to producing at least 16% of its energy from renewable sources by 2020 and farmers are looking for land use alternatives and to benefit from green initiatives.

"Irish farmers can take the lead in renewables and energy innovation as we transition to a low-carbon economy and benefit from the latest opportunities at this leading industry event."

“The show will provide farmers and landowners with specialist advice about how to go about setting up highly profitable renewable energy projects and farm diversification initiatives,” says event director David Jacobmeyer.

Energy and Rural Business Show Ireland will feature:

  • Dedicated conference sessions on opportunities in anaerobic digestion and biogas, biomass, heat pumps, hydropower, solar, storage and energy and carbon management, plus a debate on the continued growth of the renewable energy and low-carbon sectors in Ireland.
  • An exhibition showcasing the latest farm diversification and renewable energy opportunities.
  • How-to farm diversification workshops, in which guidance will be given on ways to diversify income.
  • The most cutting-edge developments in renewable technology.
  • Innovative new products.
  • Updates on Government policies and support.
  • Headline speakers and topics include:

    A full list of the conference programme is available here

    The event is supported by the Irish Creamery Milk Suppliers Association (ICMSA), the Irish Cattle and Sheep Farmers Association (ICSA), The Alpaca Association of Ireland, Macra Na Feirme, the Renewable Gas Forum of Ireland (RGFI), the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI), Three Counties Energy Agency (3CEA), The Irish Solar Energy Association (ISEA) and The Irish Bioenergy Association (IrBEA).

    The event is free to attend, and places can be booked today on

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