Free hybrid event with Dr Ciara Beausang who will provide an overview of the environmental risks and rewards associated with anaerobic digestion in an Irish context.
While the potential of anaerobic digestion in Ireland has been widely promoted, the industry is relatively underdeveloped compared to other European countries. Following the sectoral emissions ceilings that were agreed earlier this year, the government announced its ambition to develop 5.7 TWh of biomethane, which equates to approximately 10% of overall gas supply. This presentation will give an overview of the environmental risks and rewards associated with this technology in an Irish context.
About the speaker
Dr Ciara Beausang holds a PhD in Biosystems Engineering from University College Dublin. Her thesis explored the environmental impacts of using agricultural feedstocks for anaerobic digestion in Ireland. Ciara recently completed a Postdoctoral Fellowship with Teagasc at the Animal & Grassland Research & Innovation Centre, Grange, Co. Meath. Currently she works as a Research Office with The Rediscovery Centre, the National Centre for the Circular Economy. Ciara is also Chair of the An Taisce Climate Committee.