Northern Ireland
Full impact of latest RHI ruling remains unclear
Peter McCann
The High Court in Belfast has quashed the need a poultry farmer to re-pay over £53,000 in RHI payments.
22 July 2023 News
Many questions left unanswered at energy in ag event
Thousands of people attended the Energy and Farm Diversification Show, which took place in Gurteen Agricultural College last week, but many farmers left with unanswered questions.
Supreme Court rejects RHI case
The Supreme Court in London has rejected an application by the Renewable Heat Association for Northern Ireland.
Willow cuts methane by 27%, NI study finds
An event to mark the end of the ArcZero project was held at Brook Hall Estate near Derry.
21 June 2023 Northern Ireland
Cut herd numbers and red meat intake – health report
A consortium of health professionals has made a wide range of recommendations aimed at changing how we produce food and the types of food we eat.
17 May 2023 News
Biochar making €300 to €2,000 per tonne
Attendees at last week’s IrBEA national biochar and carbon products conference in Leitrim heard that biochar is making between €300 and €2,000 per tonne in European markets.
8 May 2023 News
Bord na Móna imports Brazilian wood chips to burn in Offaly
The burning of peat in the Edenderry power plant has been replaced by the burning of biomass, some of which has come a very long way.
26 April 2023 News
Biochar - a growing sector in Ireland
Biochar can lock up a large proportion of carbon, acting as a very effective carbon sink, writes Stephen McCormack, Project Officer with the Irish Bioenergy Association.
Farmer cash for baling and burning rushes – conference
A conference will be held where farmers can learn about the potential of earning money from baling rushes, used for biochar.
Major EU farm renewable energy project wraps up
The €1.5m EU AgroRES project aimed to develop measures that encourage the production and use of renewable energy in the agricultural sector and had two Irish partners.
19 April 2023 News