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Visit BioPAD, the follow up project to RASLRES!

Tuesday, November 19th, 2013

BioPAD+STRAPLINE-500pxBioPAD is promoting the wider use of bioenergy and developing applications targeting the whole process from supplying fuel to producing energy.  By using bioenergy we unlock the potential of our local natural resources, provide jobs and stimulate our local economies, make ourselves fuel secure and reduce CO2 emissions.

Go to the BioPAD website at to find out more.  Register your interest to get our quarterly e zine and notifications of project progress and outputs.

BioPAD is led by the Western Development Commission (Republic of Ireland) and brings together partners from Northern Ireland (Action Renewables), Scotland (Environmental Research Institute) and Finland (Finnish Forest Research Institute, Metla).

BioPAD is funded by the Northern Periphery Programme ( of the European Regional Development Fund (Interreg IVB).

BioPAD will improve our understanding of the links between supply of bioenergy and the demand for energy by mapping supply chains for different bioenergy fuels and different energy conversion methods.


A Bioenergy Supply Chain Tool is being developed to show different bioenergy supply chains and to provide information on all stages of supply chains from fuel source to energy.  It will include different fuel types (wood, energy crops and agricultural waste) and supply chains for different conversion methods including combustion and anaerobic digestion.

BioPAD will help us to ensure that targeted policies and actions can increase bioenergy use and help capture the benefits of it locally.  A bioenergy network for policy makers and for bioenergy users and suppliers has been established and BioPAD will help to create business linkages along these supply chains to the benefit of our local economies.

Developing local bioenergy supply chains provides sustainable enterprise opportunities for individuals, communities and municipalities in Northern Europe through the use of renewable energy.

BioPAD started in November 2012 and will finish in September 2014.


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