Stephen Robb has been appointed renewables editor at the Irish Farmers Journal.

Stephen will focus on emerging renewable energy opportunities and ag-tech developments in the agricultural industry.

Stephen, who is from a tillage farming background in Donegal, had previously worked as tillage, ag innovation and renewables specialist with the company for five years.

He completed a food and agribusiness management undergraduate degree from UCD in 2015, followed by a masters in agricultural innovation support from Teagasc/UCD with a focus on bioenergy.

He has also led several projects exploring the feasibility of developing a farm-based anaerobic digestion industry in Ireland.

Commenting on the appointment, Irish Farmers Journal editor Justin McCarthy said: “Stephen’s appointment is aligned to our ongoing commitment to deliver trusted and unique information for our readers.

“The development of a vibrant farm renewable industry is at a pivotal moment and it is important that we have the capacity within our team to properly assess policy developments to ensure opportunities can be seized at farm level.”