tcbb RESOURCE - Towards a low-carbon economy

Test-bed for bio-based innovation - scale-up, demonstration and pilot technology for resource recovery and renewable gas

  • Bioeconomy & circular economy in Ireland & North-West Europe
  • Clean-tech resource efficiency & resource recovery 
  • Advanced anaerobic digestion
  • Waste water and leachate treatment development
  • Pyrolysis, biochar, syngas
  • Biomass testing
  • Biofertiliser technology development and scale-up
  • Bioresources
tcbb RESOURCE collaborates with higher-education research groups, enterprises/industry and state agencies in publicly-funded programmes to support industry in the transition towards a low-carbon economy



tcbb RESOURCE was a participant in the Irish Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine-funded BioÉire project. BioÉire informed the development of Ireland's first National Policy Statement on the Bioeconomy, published by An Taoiseach (prime minister) in 2018

tcbb RESOURCE currently supports the University of Limerick in its role as Ireland's representative on the International Energy Agency (IEA) Task 42 Biorefining, sponsored by the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI). tcbb RESOURCE represented Ireland in the 2016-2018 triennium

tcbb RESOURCE was lead partner and project co-ordinator in the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI)-funded ReBioGen project - Business & policy model for energy recovery from residual biomass involving multiple stakeholder types

tcbb RESOURCE is Ireland's partner in the European Union Interreg North-West Europe-supported BioBase4SME Network, a lasting output and legacy of the BioBase4SME project (with a reach of 650 bioeconomy-related businesses, research institutes and public bodies)

tcbb RESOURCE is a partner in the Irish Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)-funded OF-PYR project - Valorisation of composted organic fines and sewage sludge using pyrolysis

tcbb RESOURCE is leading the innovation and piloting of energy and nutrient recovery technology, from various waste water sources and farm-based slurries through the SLURRES Pilot (SEAI-supported) and Sustainable Nitrogen (EPA-supported) projects