Conference Agenda

TimePresentations 
Conference Chair: Mary Coughlan
08.00Registration & Light Breakfast in Exhibition Hall
09:00Welcome Address
Martin Eves, Chairman, Cré
09:05Circular Economy & Bioeconomy – Comrades or Competitors?
The presentation will explain the circular economy, how it is regenerative by design and whether or not systemic rethinking will bring us closer together or push us further apart.
David Newman, MD of Bio Based and Biodegradable Industries Association and President of World Biogas Association
09:25Compostable Plastic Developments in Ireland - Certification in Critical
Percy Foster, Cré
09.35Collaborative Working Group Activities to Improve Household Food Waste Collections
Pauline McDonagh, Southern Waste Region
09.45RED C Survey on Commercial Food Waste
Conor Murphy, RED C
10.00Q&A Session
10:30Coffee Break in Exhibition Hall
11.00Climate Crisis
Prof. John Sweeney, Maynooth University
11.20Carbon Storage in Arable Soils – Harnessing the Climate Value of Compost
Arjen Brinkman, Dutch Biowaste Processors >Association
11.45Cré Carbon Committee Work Plan
Karen Mahon, Cré
11:50AgriChemWhey- An integrated biorefinery for the conversion of dairy by-products to high value bio-based chemicals
Hilda Keane, Glanbia, Project Co-ordinator AgriChemWhey
12.00Q&A
12:15Panel Discussion- What Does The Future Look Like?

Martin Eves, Cré
Arjen Brinkman, Dutch Biowaste Processors Association
Kevin O'Donoghue, Department of Communications, Climate Action & Environment
Timmy Dooley T.D, Environmental Spokesperson, Fianna Fáil
Billy Costello, Green Generation
13:00Lunch in Exhibition Hall
14.00New Circular Economy Legislation Workshop Biogas Topics- Parallel Session
14.00New Biowaste Related Elements in New EU Waste Legislation & New EU Fertiliser Regulations
Dr. Stefanie Siebert, Executive Director, European Compost Network
New Biowaste Related Elements in New EU Waste Legislation & New EU Fertiliser Regulations
Dr. Stefanie Siebert, Executive Director, European Compost Network
14.30New EU Animal By Product Regulations Amendments
Justin Byrne, Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine
Developing National End of Waste Standards for Compost and Digestate- a Research Project
Dr. Munoo Prasad, Chair of the Cré Technical Committee
14.45New Single Use Plastics Directive
Jean Clarke, Department of Communications, Climate Action & Environment
Typical Biogas Application for the Support Scheme for Renewable Heat (SSRH)
Denis Neary, Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland
15.05Q&A
15:30ENDS

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