Renewable Energy Centre of Excellence at AFBI Hillsborough
Secretary of State for Northern Ireland announced on 27th February 2006 that a flagship Renewable Energy
Centre Of Excellence will be developed at the AFBI Hillsborough site to assist the agri-food industry
to maximise the potential of renewable energy and support technology transfer activities.
new centre will be developed over a two year period and will include:
of SRC willow production with bioremediation of dirty water.
Biomass heating systems.
of forest biomass production.
Anerobic digestion of animal manure.
heat and power (CHP) production utilising methane from the anaerobic digestion.
biofuel production from arable crops.
Heat recovery from cooling
milk coolers etc).
Demonstration of other renewable energy technologies.
of energy saving design and technology.
Energy Centre will provide
vistors with a wide range of information on many aspects of renewable energy production and use as well
as conducting scientific research on the aspects most closely related to agriculture.
total of £3.7m has been allocated to this project from the Environment and Renewable Energy Funding