IrBEA was founded in May 1999. Its role is to promote the bioenergy industry and to develop this important sector on the island of Ireland. The organisation is a self-governing association of voluntary members. Our diverse membership includes: farmers and foresters, fuel suppliers, energy development companies, equipment manufacturers and suppliers, engineers, financiers and tax advisers, legal firms, consultants, planners, research organisations, local authorities, education and advisory bodies – anyone with an interest in the bioenergy industry. Governance and strategic oversight is provided by a Management Committee, with support from a small Executive Team. IrBEA is affiliated to AEBIOM, the European Biomass Association and the European Biogas Association (EBA). IrBEA operates as a not-for-profit limited liability company. IrBEA is funded from member contributions with other income established from services and consultancy.
- Influence: Influence policy makers to promote the development of bioenergy
- Promote: Promote the interests of members
- Improve: Improve public awareness of biomass as a realistic option for energy supply
- Networking: Networking and information sharing among those interested in bioenergy development
- Liaise: Liaise with similar interest groups
- Projects: Promote the implementation of bioenergy projects