Ireland Regional Hub
Primary production: Agriculture
Hub geographical area
The Hub will be National with a particular focus on County Tipperary. Tipperary is a county in the Munster region in Republic of Ireland. It is the sixth-largest of the 32 counties by area and the 12th largest by population. Tipperary is part of the ‘Golden Vale’, an area of Ireland with rich grasslands that is the location of the most extensive dairy farming activity. Tipperary has the second-largest population (following Cork) of dairy cows in Ireland with >180,000 animals. The Hub Regional Facilitator, Irish Bioeconomy Foundation (IBF), is headquartered on the National Bioeconomy campus in Lisheen, Co. Tipperary. This 455-hectare property is a converted mining site and boasts an impressive infrastructure including roads, electrical substation, wind turbines, weighbridges, water, buildings. An ecosystem of converging assets and ambitions ecosystem of converging assets and ambitions.
Utilisation of Dairy production waste.
Economic sectors, clusters and/or value chains involved
Economic sector will be focussed on agriculture particulary the dairy sector. The value chains selected will be those relevant to dairy farmers including manure.
Central valorisation activities in the hub
Dairy waste including manure.
Key policy drivers
Ireland has a number of bioeconomy startegies including BioEire (2015), National Bioeconomy Policy Statement (2018) and Bioeconomy Action Plan (2023).
Regional Facilitator: Irish Bioeconomy Foundation (IBF)
Hub Contact point: Tipperary County Council