Join our Bord na Móna BioEnergy panel discussion at the National Ploughing Championships each day at 11am

We will have a panel discussion each day at 11am at the National Ploughing Championships 2017, hosted by Matt Cooper on a range of topics relating to Bord na Móna BioEnergy (Block 3 – Row 25 – Stand 585).

We’ll be informing and educating people as to the role of the company, and the importance of the development of the biomass industry in order to meet Ireland’s renewable energy targets. Bord na Móna Bioenergy aims to be the largest supplier of sustainable biomass in Ireland.

Tuesday 19th September

Topic: What is Bord na Móna BioEnergy & what will it do?


  • Patrick Madigan, Head of Bord na Móna BioEnergy
  • John O’Halloran, Biomass Manager, Bord na Móna
  • Matthew Clancy, Bioenergy and CHP Programme Manager, Low Carbon Technologies, Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI)
  • James Murphy, IFA



Wednesday 20th September

Topic: Importance of Bord na Móna BioEnergy & biomass in supporting Ireland’s renewable energy targets


  • Minister Denis Naughton, DCCAE
  • Mike Quinn, Bord na Móna CEO
  • Patrick Madigan, Head of Bord na Móna BioEnergy
  • Cormac O’Carroll, Director Wood Industry, Pöyry Management Consulting
  • Ger Devlin, CEO IRBEA


Thursday 21st September

Topic: Biomass Sustainability & Legal Sourcing (EUTR)


  • Eamon Lee, Biomass Sustainability & Project Manager, Bord na Móna
  • Mia McCarthy, CSR Manager, Bord na Móna
  • Elena Schmidt, Standards Director RSB (Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials)