A first of its kind, interactive ‘Biobus’ designed to show people how to reduce their reliance on fossil fuels in everyday life, has embarked on a five-week journey of Ireland, calling at The Square Shopping Centre, Tallaght Sunday October 15, 10:30am-6:30pm
The ‘Biobus’ was specially developed by BiOrbic. The Bioeconomy SFI Research Centre is Ireland’s national bioeconomy research centre, a national collaboration of researchers from 12 of Ireland’s universities working with industry and other stakeholders, focused on the development of a sustainable, circular bioeconomy.
The national Biobus tour will launch as part of this year’s Bioeconomy Ireland Week. The tours will cover 36 locations including Gaeltacht communities, visiting every county and inviting schools, community groups and individuals to learn about the bioeconomy and how local companies are already developing innovative bio-based products. The bus will be powered by 100% renewable plant waste matter provided by Irish company Certa.
Prof Kevin O’Connor, Director of BiOrbic explains what visitors to the Biobus can expect: “The Biobus explores just how much we rely on fossil fuels and presents examples of everyday bio-based products, with many of these examples coming from home-grown Irish companies or Irish research projects, including Green Ocean Coffee and Bioplastech.
“What may be shocking to Biobus visitors is how our reliance on fossil fuels goes much further than just energy, fuel and plastic. Almost every modern-day product contains some element of petrochemicals, which is unsustainable. The bioeconomy provides what society needs from renewable, bio-based sources such as plants, animals and microbes.
Schools, community groups and individuals can register their interest via email to Cathy Keenan at [email protected]
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