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Bord na Móna BioEnergy

Bord na Móna BioEnergy aims to be the largest supplier of sustainable biomass in Ireland. The development of the biomass industry is essential in order to meet Ireland’s renewable energy targets.

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Bord na Móna BioEnergy

Bord na Móna BioEnergy aims to be the largest supplier of sustainable biomass in Ireland. The development of the biomass industry is essential in order to meet Ireland’s renewable energy targets.

What is BioEnergy?

Bord na Móna BioEnergy will act as a catalyst to promote the growth of sustainable biomass usage in Ireland. It will help mobilise biomass from the private forestry sector, including harvesting/transport of product from source to end use.

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Patrick Madigan - Head of Biomass

Biomass is any organic plant based material that can be processed to produce electricity, fuel or energy. It is typically derived from sustainable forestry, forestry residues, and other sustainable energy crops, like willow.

Our new business division, BioEnergy, is focusing on the sourcing and supply of economically priced, sustainable and legally sourced biomass.

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Patrick Madigan - Head of Biomass

Biomass is any organic plant based material that can be processed to produce electricity, fuel or energy. It is typically derived from sustainable forestry, forestry residues, and other sustainable energy crops, like willow.

Our new business division, BioEnergy, is focusing on the sourcing and supply of economically priced, sustainable and legally sourced biomass.

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Eamonn Lee - Biomass Sustainability & Projects Manager

Sustainable biomass is biomass that is produced in an environmentally sustainable way, and is effective at reducing greenhouse gas emissions. At Bord na Móna we have five principles in relation to sustainability; Legality, Environment, Marketplace, Community and Traceability. These were developed in line with the UN Sustainability Development Goals (SDGs).

BioEnergy is central to reducing our carbon footprint

BioEnergy is also key to ensuring Ireland meets its renewable energy targets. Bord na Móna began co-firing with Biomass at its Edenderry Power Station in 2008. Since then, volumes have increased year-on-year with procurement and supply now supporting a Biomass co-firing rate of 42% at our plant in Edenderry.

BioEnergy is central to reducing our carbon footprint

BioEnergy is also key to ensuring Ireland meets its renewable energy targets. Bord na Móna began co-firing with Biomass at its Edenderry Power Station in 2008. Since then, volumes have increased year-on-year with procurement and supply now supporting a Biomass co-firing rate of 42% at our plant in Edenderry.

Imported Wood Pellets - Lowering CO2 Emissions

When the green house gas (GHG) output of the imported biomass process including production, transportation and firing is calculated, the total GHG emissions are lower than any other non-biomass fuel source. This figure is expressed in terms CO2e, meaning carbon dioxide equivalent. CO2e represents the total climate change impact of all greenhouse gases. Achieving a low CO2e figure is one step towards achieving sustainable energy sources.

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John O'Halloran - Biomass Manager

Currently we have three distinct sources of indigenous biomass; sawmill residue, forestry residue and bioenergy crops. Our strategy for the future is to maximise indigenous resources.

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John O'Halloran - Biomass Manager

Currently we have three distinct sources of indigenous biomass; sawmill residue, forestry residue and bioenergy crops. Our strategy for the future is to maximise indigenous resources.

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Co-firing with biomass at Edenderry Power Plant has produced impressive results. Bord na Móna’s carbon footprint has reduced significantly over the last five to six years

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