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The Bioeconomy to 2030: A Researcher’s Perspective - Webinar

The Bioeconomy to 2030: A Researcher’s Perspective - Webinar

“The Bioeconomy to 2030: A Researcher’s Perspective” webinar took place on 20 October, which organised as part of Bioeconomy Ireland Week 2021. In this webinar, Teagasc researchers reflected on their work to date on the bioeconomy as well as looking to the future and the impact they aim to achieve.

Teagasc’s Research Directorate was closely involved in the development of the National Bioeconomy Policy Statement, which was published in 2018. It continues to support the development of the bioeconomy though research grounded in science & technology as well as social science-based disciplines.

This webinar was introduced and moderated by Professor Maeve Henchion, Teagasc.

Dr Ewen Mullins from Teagasc’s Crop, Environment and Land Use Programme, presented on the expansion of alternative uses and circularity potential of crops. 

Professor Brijesh Tiwari from the Food Research Programme discussed the contribution of marine bioresources to the bio-based economy.

Finally, Dr Áine Macken Walsh and Kieran Harrahill from the Rural Economy and Development Programme presented on an actor-oriented approach to understanding and co-creating Ireland’s bioeconomy-society interface.

Watch webinar recording below

Bioeconomy Ireland Week 2021 is an annual event co-ordinated by the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine and the Biorbic SFI Research Centre, which aims to highlight and raise awareness of Ireland’s rapidly growing bioeconomy. The theme of this year’s event is natural, circular and sustainable and what these words really mean.