Conference Agenda

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
09:30Market Report on Composting and Anaerobic Digestion Sector on the Island of Ireland
10:00Carbon Storage in Arable Soils – Harnessing the Climate Value of Compost
Arjen Brinkman, Dutch Biowaste Processors Association
10:25Q&A Session
10:45Coffee Break in Exhibition Hall
11.30Climate Crisis
Prof. John Sweeney, Maynooth University
11.50Compostable Plastic Developments in Ireland
Percy Foster, Cré
Hilda Keane, Glanbia, Project Co-ordinator AgriChemWhey
12:30Panel 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
Eamon Ryan T.D. Leader of the Green Party-TBC
13:00Lunch in Exhibition Hall
14.00New Circular Economy Legislation Workshop
14.00New EU Fertiliser Regulations
14.20New Single Use Plastics Directive
Niamh NiFhlaithbheartaigh, Department of Communications, Climate Action & Environment
14.35New Biowaste Related Elements in New EU Waste Legislation
Dr. Stefanie Siebert, Executive Director, European Compost Network
14.50Common Agricultural Policy Update
15.05New EU Animal By Product Regulations Amendments
Justin Byrne, Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine

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