Events

BioTech 2016 – Opportunities in Biomass

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CREST (Centre for Renewable Energy and Sustainable Technologies) at South West College, Enniskillen, in collaboration with Biomass Energy Northern Ireland (BENI) invites you to a free biomass seminar, tour and demonstration for industry on Friday 21st October 2016 from 10.00am to 2.30pm in the CREST Pavilion.

This event for growers, biofuel suppliers, biomass end users, landowners and other interested parties, will focus on ‘Opportunities in Biomass’, including an overview of the economic outlook, energy crops, fuel quality, funding for innovation and future prospects for the industry. The event will also include a tour and demonstration of CREST’s Research and Development biomass processing facilities and testing laboratory.

Speakers include, John Martin, Chairman of BENI, Michael Doran of Action Renewables and President of the Irish Bioenergy Association (IrBEA), Barry Caslin, Bioenergy & Rural Development Specialist, Teagasc, Jim Clarke, Deputy Principal Sustainable Development, Invest Northern Ireland, Stewart Cameron, Glendale Tree Services and BENI member and Paul Cairns, CREST Biomass r&D Technician.

BioTech 2016 will take place in the CREST Pavilion, South West College Technology & Skills Centre, Killyhevlin Industrial Estate, Enniskillen, BT74 4EJ on Friday 21st October 2016 from 10.00am to 2.30pm.

To register for BioTech 2016 or for more information, please contact Gary Logue at gary.logue@swc.ac.uk or telephone 028 6634 2251 by Monday 17th October.

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WATTS in store?

Energy Storage Seminar – Tuesday 17th November 2015, CREST Passive Pavilion, Enniskillen

Energy storage is hardly the “new kid on the block” and has been utilised in many forms and for many different applications for many years. However, the importance of energy storage to making the transition to a low carbon society has become blindingly obvious in recent years. Add to that recent policy changes reducing the subsidisation of some forms of renewable energy, and the limited capacity of the grid (as things stand) to take more renewable energy input, the case for more energy storage becomes compelling.

This seminar explores some of the challenges and opportunities relating to energy storage from a Northern Ireland and regional perspective. It features some case studies of energy storage in use including our very own lithium ion phosphate battery system at CREST and thermal storage at Dundalk Institute of Technology.

The event is likely to be of particular interest to companies in the energy storage sector, renewable energy companies, policy makers and academics, but all are welcome.

Attendance is free but pre-event registration is essential. The seminar programme can be viewed here.

To book your place at the event contact Emma McGirr on 0845 6031881.

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