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ATU opens new €1.9m biomass heat centre
Stephen Robb
The new biomass heat centre will generate hot water using woodchip and is projected to meet 80% of the heating needs for the teaching and learning building on the Letterkenny campus.
15 November 2023 Northern Ireland
Plan for new RHI tariffs from April 2024
Civil servants have rejected calls for tariffs under the Northern Ireland scheme to be based on the Renewable Heat Incentive in Britain.
8 November 2023 Renewables
Change of narrative needed around biomass
The reasons for the low uptake of biomass as an energy source for heating were highlighted at the National Bioenergy Conference, writes Stephen Robb.
Hackett silent on Bord na Móna's woodchip imports
Minister Hackett said it was 'not appropriate' for her to comment on Bord na Mona's importation of thousands of tonnes of woodchip from Brazil to power its Edenderry plant.
8 November 2023 News
Chipping up to 75t/hour with Ireland's largest Fendt tractor and trailed chipper
Chipping over 100,000t of timber annually using two Fendt tractors and trailed Mus-Max chippers, Gary Abbott caught up with R&W Noble Contracts to find out more
1 November 2023 Contracting
Carbon removals welcome but a lot more to do
There is a clear prospect now at EU level that carbon removals in agriculture will be permitted at part of the drive towards the net zero target.
1 November 2023 Viewpoints
Budget 2024 – what are the main asks for renewables?
With Budget 2024 less than a week away, Stephen Robb assesses the main asks from each of the renewable and lobbying organisations.
4 October 2023 News
Biomass crop trials planted in AFBI Hillsborough
A range of energy crops have been planted in AFBI Hillsborough as part of a new UK-wide research project into biomass crops
4 October 2023 Northern Ireland
Renewable and low-carbon fuels need to be incentivised - CEMA
A recent position paper published by CEMA has called on the promotion, production and use of renewable and low-carbon fuels within agriculture, while other alternative technologies reach maturity.
27 September 2023 News
Full impact of latest RHI ruling remains unclear
The High Court in Belfast has quashed the need a poultry farmer to re-pay over £53,000 in RHI payments.
6 September 2023 Northern Ireland