renewable energy & DIVERSIFICATION event for farmers and landowners

23-24 October 2019 The Hub at Cillin Hill, Kilkenny

Expert Speaker Line-Up Announced for Energy Now Expo Ireland

11 October 2017

TAKING place on the 25th and 26th October 2017 in Kilkenny, the inaugural Energy Now Expo Ireland has been designed to introduce Irish farmers and landowners to the benefits and cost-savings that can be derived from renewable technologies.

Taking place at The Hub in Kilkenny, the two-day event will provide better understanding of the opportunities available in renewable energy generation. A line-up of expert speakers will deliver insight, best practice in energy efficiency and guidance on how to maximise returns from existing schemes.

“At our events, we aim to deliver educational talks and insight from experts which are of real benefit to our visitors. This is why we’ve worked hard to create a two-day, content-rich conference that will run alongside our exhibition – both of which will contribute to a greater visitor experience at the inaugural Energy Now Expo Ireland event,” comments David Jacobmeyer, Event Director of Energy Now Expo Ireland.

David continues: “At Energy Now Expo Ireland, farmers and landowners visiting our expo will be equipped with all of the advice they require to push forward a renewables agenda. From deciding if renewables is right for their land, to investigating the many options within renewables and what grants are available, a day’s visit to our show could pay dividends for visitors in the years ahead.”

With the conference line-up running on both days of the event, the Energy Now Expo Ireland conference will commence with an opening session on day one from Kevin Brady, Principle Officer, Heat & Transport Policy, Department of Communications, Climate Action & Environment, who will be focusing on Ireland’s renewable heating strategy. Afternoon panel debates include focused talks on Biomass, Wind, Heat Pumps and Anaerobic Digestion and Biogas from a host of speakers.

Day two will feature real-life insights from dairy farmer and renewables developer, Tommy Cooke.  Following Tommy’s address, Barry Caslin, Bioenergy and Rural Development Specialist, Teagasc, will host what’s set to be one of the most-popular sessions, titled: What grants are available for renewable energy and energy saving systems and what’s expected?

Anaerobic Digestion and Biogas, Solar, Biomass and Energy Storage panel sessions also feature on the agenda in Day Two’s seminar programme. For full conference details, visit:

In addition to the solid seminar programme and trade exhibition,  an interesting third element has been added to the Energy Now Expo Ireland portfolio. Teaming up with Weltec Biopower and Gilfresh Produce, visitors can choose to enjoy a third day of activity with an educational visit to Gilfresh Energy’s Anaerobic Digestion plant, near Loughgall in County Armagh.

Taking place on Friday 27th October, a guided tour will provide visitors with an in-depth insight into the workings of this state-of-the-art plant, that’s currently performing at an output of over 98% (last calendar year).  For further information on this visit, please visit  - booking is essential. 

For farmers and landowners who are interested in hearing how renewable technologies can help them to deliver savings and increase income, the inaugural Energy Now Expo Ireland is a must-attend event.

Energy Now Expo Ireland is taking place on 25th & 26th October, at the Hub, Cillin Park, Kilkenny. The event will comprise of an exhibition of approximately 70 suppliers, representing the AD & biogas, biomass, CHP, energy storage & efficiency, heat pump, hydropower, solar and wind sectors companies. Showcasing their technologies, suppliers will be on hand to discuss the costs, benefits and challenges associated with each system.

Admission is free for visitors who pre-register on the website and members of the IFA and  customers of Teagasc, can gain access to the Conference free-of-charge. Conference and Exhibition tickets are priced at €99 plus VAT. To register to attend, please visit

Opening times are from 10am – 6pm (day 1) and 10am – 5pm (day 2). Visit or call +44 (0) 1293 854 405 for more information.

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Irish Farmers Association



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