Forestry & Energy Sector

Under phase I of the Upper Shannon Erne Future Economy project the forestry and energy group developed an excellent example of how a full supply chain can be harnessed in this case in relation to wood chips.  The group included the grower, the harvester, the haulier and the end user.  This process resulted in sales within the group and the development of a potential solution to the harvesting of small scale plantations.

John O’Halloran from Bord Na Mona gave a detailed presentation to the group about biomass which was followed by a Q & A session. The presentation was very engaging as it set out the opportunites and weaknesses associated with growing biomass in the Upper Shannon Erne Region.  A copy of this presentation can be found below:

John O'Halloran - Biomass Presentation.pdf (size 938.1 KB)



  • EU Sturctural Fund
  • European Union