Bord na Móna BioEnergy consists of solid biomass derived from forest residues and sustainable energy crops. New technology means biomass can now meet many of the energy needs of Irish people. Bord na Móna is using biomass in different ways to power and heat homes, communities and businesses. Biomass is Europe’s no.1 source of renewable energy and a key part of the EU strategy to tackle climate change. A well-managed biomass sector supports and maintains large, growing, healthy forests. Bord na Móna Biomass is mostly composed of by-products from forestry management.
Bord na Móna is developing a 100% sustainable biomass supply chain. Biomass imports and domestic supplies both support jobs in the growing Irish biomass sector. Bord na Móna is the No.1 consumer and supplier of biomass for heat and power in Ireland and is investing heavily in further developing our long term domestic biomass supply.
Bord na Móna BioEnergy will be a reliable supplier of sustainable biomass to local power generation and/or heating projects.
Biomass is Europe’s No1 source of renewable energy and is a key component of many countries plans to reduce and replace carbon intensive energy forms such as oil and coal. It should be noted that the biomass sector is developing increasingly complex sustainability criteria for the sourcing, supply and use of materials.
Bord na Móna is transitioning its businesses to 100% renewable energy sources. A key part of this plan is the company’s move to peat free electricity generation by 2030. The company has identified biomass as a strategic requirement in this transition and Bord na Móna see this as an opportunity to provide energy security for the future.
Bord na Móna is already the No.1 consumer and supplier of biomass for heat and power in Ireland and continues to invest heavily in developing our long term domestic biomass supply. Biomass imports and domestic supplies both support jobs in the growing Irish biomass industry.