Bioeconomy Ireland Week 2023, 16th to 22nd October, was a stunning demonstration of the diversity of organizations engaged in bioeconomy development in Ireland, and their activities. At the Circular Bioeconomy Research Group, we enjoyed every minute of this much anticipated Irish bioeconomy showcase, with daily events and two bioeconomy-themed StoryMaps.
That’s not all though!
The touring BioBus is making its way across the country until November 17th (powered by biodiesel made from hydrotreated vegetable oil), providing tangible examples of a bio-based economic transformation in towns all across Ireland. Check out the tour map to find out if the BioBus is coming to a town near you soon – or just keep an eye out for a bright orange real-life Magic Schoolbus! We were delighted to catch the bus at the Munster Technological University Kerry campus in Tralee on October 27th!
Entries for these comprehensive Irish wool education toolkits are open until November 3rd. If you and your classmates or students would love to know more about this versatile Irish bio-based material, check out the instructions and entry form! For more wool education resources, check out the Wool Hub and Wool in School!
The final event of the #BIW2023 Fringe will be the CircBioCityWaste workshop on Transforming Urban Wastes into Agricultural Fertilisers and Bioproducts on November 17th, at the University of Limerick campus. This event invites you to join researchers from the CircBioCityWaste project and Irish industry experts to exchange knowledge about waste valorization, including black bin waste, food waste, wastewater treatment, dairy processing sludge, plant biostimulants and fertilizers, and contemporary regulations. If you want to be part of accelerating the circular bioeconomy, and breathing new life into waste, or just want to know more about the possibilities, this event is for you!
In case you missed them...
What did we get up to during Bioeconomy Ireland Week 2023? Let’s take it day by day…
While Bioeconomy Ireland Week is drawing to a close, we are preparing for the Kerry Science Festival, which kicks off on November 13th, with many circular bioeconomy-related events in store, including at MTU Kerry’s North campus in Tralee!