Overview:The Irish BioEnergy Association is a non profit organisation and has over 200 members. It is a representative body for the bioenergy industry on the island of ireland.
Bioenergy is economically beneficial to the economy through job creation, reducing import costs, stimulating economic activity and reducing energy costs, for the consumer. It is an economically and socially sustainable indigenous energy resource, which has lots of non- energy related benefits such as stimulating industry in rural areas.
The Association is made up of 4 key groups
1. The Management and Executive Committee
2. Biogas & Anaerobic Digestion SubGroup
Promoting AD for the conversion of organic matter into biogas, electricity, heating and vehicle fuel
3. Wood Energy SubGroup
Promoting woodfuels for heating and electricity production
4. Crop Energy SubGroup
The group's aim is to promote and support the energy crops industry across the Island of Ireland.
We now have 3 executives working in these specialist fields and 2 administrative staff working out of our offices in Carlow.
The objectives of the association are:
* Improve public awareness of biomass as a realistic option for energy supply
* Influence policy makers to promote the development of bioenergy
* Promote the implementation of bioenergy projects
* Networking and information sharing among those interested in bioenergy development
* Interested in bioenergy development
* Promote the interests of its members
* Liaise with similar interest groups.
IrBEA is a members of the European Biomass Association and the European Biogas Association