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Developing Opportunities in Bioenergy (DO-Bioenergy)

Development of a Biogas Research Action Plan for Northern Ireland

Working with stakeholders in Northern Ireland and led by the QUESTOR Centre, this project examined the needs and opportunies for the development of use of biogas in the region, and defined research needs to support this. This work developed over the course of a year and below you can find the final report, outputs from Working Groups, and the presentations from the main workshops that supported development of the final report.

This project was part funded by Invest NI through the European Regional Development Fund under the European Sustainable Competitiveness Programme for Northern Ireland.

Final Report

The Biogas Research Action Plan sets out a strategic research agenda for the Northern Ireland Region and defines the opportunities and how they can be implemented. QUESTOR/CASE Energy from Biomass Cluster and its partners and collaborators in the field of biogas production and use have selected development priorities to support regional business development, especially the increased growth of companies producing and aiming to export technologies associated with biogas production and the relevant supply chains. An additional aim is to support the region’s targets in avoiding imports of fossil-based energy with their associated costs. The growth and development of this area is considered a means to increase the competitiveness of the whole region. Companies in Northern Ireland consider that the selected development priorities will bring business value-added in global markets.

The final versions of the report and appendices, including the reports from the Working Groups are published in PDF format below.

A summary of the development priorities up 2020 which have been selected by dialogue with stakeholders in the region is set out in the following table.

Download the full report here:

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Biogas Action Plan for Northern Ireland - Final Presentention to Stakeholders

A workshop took place on 23rd January 2014 at Invest Northern Ireland to present the draft of the Biogas Action Plan to stakeholders for feedback before final completion.   

The presentations from this workshop can be downloaded at the folloling links:

Development of the Biogas Action Plan for NI  - Stakeholder Workshop

This workshop took place on the 20th June 2013 and gathered a critical mass of companies and research interests relevant to innovation in the biogas supply chain in Northern Ireland. Attendees agreed to work together to develop a vision of how biogas can benefit the local economy.  Working with Invest NI and regional government, this was  used to develop an Action Plan setting out a range of initiatives building our infrastructure and innovation capacity.

Click on the links below to download the following information:

Contact Information

The Questor Centre
David Keir Building
Stranmillis Road
Belfast BT9 5AG

Tel +4428 9097 5577
Fax +4428 9066 1462


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