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The Irish Technology Centre for Biorefining and Bioenergy (TCBB) is an organisation of industry members, academic experts, institutions and government agencies working together to expedite the commercial development potential of the Irish biomass resource.
What is biomass? Biomass is organic plant matter, including animal, food and municipal wastes, by-products and residues. It is generally sourced from agriculture, the agri-food industry, forestry and aquaculture.
What is biorefining? "Sustainable and synergetic processing of biomass into marketable food and feed ingredients, chemicals, material and energy (fuels, power, heat)." -IEA Bioenergy, Task 42 Biorefining
Ireland has significant potential for development of an efficient, viable biomass industry.
“The TCBB played a key role and was responsible for the introductions that led to Cellulac locating its industrial-scale production facility in Ireland, particularly at the Great Northern Brewery site in Dundalk.” -Mr Gerard Brandon, CEO, Cellulac plc
An tIonad Teicneolaíochta do Bhithscagadh & Bhithfhuinneamh -tionsclaíocht, taighde & tionscadail taispeána
TCBB: Ireland Agent for BioBase NWE - innovation support for SMEs
Policy frameworks: "green economy," circular economy, bioeconomy - shortcut here