The minister for Enterprise, Trade and Investment Northern Ireland, Arlene Foster launched the Northern Ireland Renewable Heat Premium Payment Scheme on the 24th of May 2012. Northern Ireland householders will now be able to obtain support towards the costs of installing a renewable energy heating system in their homes.
The Bioenergy Tool is one of the primary outputs of the RASLRES project. It is an online service which has been developed to stimulate key bioenergy markets, initially in Ireland, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Sweden. The Bioenergy Tool currently provides local, regional and national information for wood fuel, as well as for exciting energy alternatives such as reed canary grass and marine biomass.
Nutts Corner, Northern Ireland based waste management company McKinstry Skip Hire has won an export deal, in conjunction with Gloucestershire based Boomeco Limited, to supply recycled woodchip to Sweden.
On the 13th of January 2012 the RASLRES project, together with Biofuel Region, hosted a conference to inform local stakeholders about the various possibilities of forest fuels; both now and for the future.
The Irish BioEnergy Association held its 11th National BioEnergy Conference last Thursday and with a record attendance was a very positive occasion for the industry. Minister Pat Rabbitte opened the conference and along with Duncan Stuart launched a Socio Economic Report on job creation and investment opportunities in BioEnergy.