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Biorefinery Glas: Farm Bioeconomy Demonstration Day

Event Time Morning Tour 11am-1pm or Afternoon Tour 2pm-4pm
Venue Shinagh Farm, Bandon, Co. Cork

On Thursday 11th July 2019, the Biorefinery Glas EIPAgri Operational Group will host a free small-scale biorefinery field demonstration event in conjunction with Teagasc at Shinagh farm in Bandon, Ireland.

Funded by the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine through the 2014-2020 Rural Development Programme, Biorefinery Glas is among the worlds first small-scale biorefinery demonstration projects and and is working with Carbery farmers to demonstrate an opportunity for farmer diversification into the circular bioeconomy. Over a two-year period the project will use a multi-product biorefinery to improve protein efficiency and produce a range of value-added products from grass, while offering added environmental benefits.

The demo day invites farmers and stakeholders from the wider agricultural/bioeconomy sectors to come and see the system in operation and meet key project personnel.

There will be two tours - one in the morning from 11am-1pm or in the afternoon from 2pm-4pm.

Participants will be introduced to the concept of bioeconomy and biorefineries as potential diversification opportunities for the agri-sector. They
will learn about the process being used to improve the resource efficiency of grass, the new products produced, and will be able to see a live demonstration of the biorefinery in operation. They will also hear about opportunities for improved nitrogen use efficiency and other environmental benefits of the approach.

For more information on the project, visit https://biorefineryglas.eu/

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