‘New Opportunities for Rural Areas” – a free seminar taking place in The Dome, Castlecomer Discovery Park, Kilkenny on Friday, 26th October

A free seminar sponsored by The European Commission Representation in Ireland.

If you want to hear the latest developments at European level
on renewable energy, energy efficiency, bioenergy and biobased
enterprises and to see what opportunities exist, then this event
is a must. Phil Hogan, Commissioner for Agriculture & Rural
Development, will deliver the keynote address and chair the
panel discussions.

3CEA manager Paddy Phelan amongst the speakers on the day. 

The Event is FREE of Charge.

However, pre-registration is necessary at:  www.discoverypark.ie/booking


See agenda:

Registration from 1.30pm

Tea / Coffee and Sandwiches on Arrival at 1.30pm

2.00pm Welcome Address Cllr John Brennan, Member of Kilkenny County Council
2.10pm Keynote Address Phil Hogan, Commissioner for Agriculture & Rural Development
2.30pm First Session Chaired by Commissioner Phil Hogan
2.35pm First Presentation Paddy Phelan, 3CEA,

“Future Energy Potential in Agriculture.”

3.00pm Second Presentation Tom Nolan, Ormonde Organics “Bio digestors in rural Ireland.”
3.25pm Panel Discussion Q&A
3.45pm Short Break Tea / Coffee
4.00pm Second Session Chaired by Commissioner Phil Hogan
4.05pm First Presentation Professor Kevin O’Connor, UCD “Building a Bioeconomy in Ireland.”
4.30pm Second Presentation Ciaran Mangan, DG RTD, European Commission. “Biobased industries and
Biorefineries: Potential opportunities for
farmers and food producers.”
4.55pm Panel Discussion Q&A
5.15pm Closing Address Commissioner Phil Hogan
5.25pm Event Close

For further info:

Kathy Purcell
Castlecomer Discovery Park The Estate Yard Castlecomer
Co.Kilkenny R95 HY7X
E: kathy@discoverypark.ie Tel: 056 444 07 07

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