Farming Renewables Summit

June 3, 2021 | Virtual Summit


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Over 10% of total renewable energy production in the EU is produced on farms with this figure expected to grow dramatically in the coming years. Indeed, it is anticipated that the farm of the future won’t just be a source of food but also of renewable energy and fuel. The main drivers of this in Ireland are the Government’s commitment through the Climate Action Plan to producing 70% of our energy from renewables and the agricultural sector’s drive to come closer to Net Zero.

This growth in on-farm renewables is further fuelled by EU and government policies and support schemes, increased demand for biomass, the fall in the cost of technologies such as wind and photo voltaic solar, advancements in battery storage technology, the prospect of attractive returns on investment, and as a means for land owners to diversify their income sources to help shield against the impact of price volatility in traditional agricultural activities.

Now, whilst all this may be exciting, it does mean entering a whole new world for many in the agricultural and energy sectors… and indeed the companies who would like to do business with them. As a business, you will want to understand your market, their needs and concerns and the questions they need answered if they are to consider becoming an energy farm. As a farmer / land owner, it is a world you are probably not familiar with, a world in which you may need help to navigate; help on understanding all the renewable options available; the investment, work and time needed; available finance and support schemes; return on investment potential and time frames; legislation, regulatory and planning issues and more..

It is against this backdrop that Agri Insider in association with Business Post and iQuest is delighted to stage the inaugural Farming Renewable Energy Summit. Held virtually, the summit will bring together all the major stake-holders in the renewable energy eco-system in a spirit of open and frank discussion to get to know each other, talk, educate, inform and hopefully ultimately do business. If you are considering diversifying your farming enterprise into renewable energy, would like to talk to landowners about their renewable energy options, or if you service these sectors, this really is an event not to be missed.

Finally, please note that Farming Renewable Energy 2021 is part of a trilogy of events Agri Insider, iQuest and Business Post are hosting together over the coming months. The other 2 events are The National Agribusiness Summit 2021 and The SAT AgriTech Summit.

Topics will include:

  • Government and EU policy and regulations
  • Planning and permits
  • Stabilising energy supply
  • The future of the grid 
  • Decentralised energy towards NET Zero
  • The case for biomass, biofuel and biogas
  • Solar microgeneration
  • Energy crops 
  • State aid, support schemes and grants
  • Microgeneration and energy communities 
  • The latest research and case studies

Those that should attend include:

  • Farmers
  • Land Owners
  • Energy Companies
  • Regulatory and Government Agencies
  • Trade Associations
  • Banks, Finance & Investment
  • Law Firms
  • Academia, Researchers and Scientists
  • Environmental Groups, Officers and Engineers
  • Local Authorities / Planners
  • Service Suppliers
  • Engineering Companies
  • Large Energy Users
  • Vendors of products and solutions

Here are some of the well-known organisations who attended our previous summits:

Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Diageo, Glen Dimplex, CG Power, GE Energy, Alstom, Premium Power, Nicholas O’Dwyer, Gala Retail Services, Dairygold, PM Group, Kerry Group, Mazars, Glanbia, Deloitte, Dansko Foods, McDonalds Restaurants of Ireland, Enterprise Ireland, Smart Grid Ireland, Vodafone, Accenture, Schneider Electric, An Bord Pleanala, KBC, Keelings, Applegreen, UCD Institute of Food and Health, Ballymaloe Foods, Arthur Cox, South Dublin County Council, Celtic Interconnector Project, ICMSA, Grant Thornton, Alltech, Irish Exporters Association, Solo Energy, Three Ireland, Viridian Group, European Commission, Tyndall Institute, Panda Power, Musgrave, GS1 Ireland, Bord Bia, ICBF, Meath Enterprise, Cavan County Council, Valeo Foods, Granby Sausages, Invest NI, BDO, Carroll Cuisine, AIB, Arup, EY, Energypro, EnerNOC, Reach Active, PwC, Sigma Wireless, Cork County Council, Fujitsu, Gaelectric, Grant Thornton, Irish Distillers Pernod Ricard, Michael JF Wright, Dawn Farms, Rhenus, Northern Ireland Food and Drink Association, IHFA, Australian Trade & Investment Commission, Irish Beverage Council, Sensus, Silver Spring Networks, Commission for Energy Regulation, Gemserv, Cork Institute of Technology, Solo Energy Animal Health Ireland, Department of Health, DWF, RCPI, Davy Corporate Finance, Seed Technology, Boyne Valley Group, Mason Hayes Curran, Smurfit Kappa, OSI, Brookfield Renewables, Siemens, Dublin Institute of Technology, SSE Ireland, JBM Solar, ESB Networks, Food Drink Ireland, Food Drink Europe, Festo, Ballina Beverages, Kuehne & Nagel, Dunnes Stores, Teneo, Mars Ireland, DP Energy Ireland, UCD, ElectroRoute, Arup, Dublin County Council, Fingal County Council, Bord Gais Energy, Morrow Communications, Irish Bread Bakeries Association, Coca-Cola, Kantar Worldpanel, Teagasc, Key Capital, Barclays Bank, IBEC, ACC Bank, Moy Park Ltd, Rabobank, NSAI, Interchem, Arthur Cox, Fonterra Europe, Electricity Association of Ireland, Reverve Energy, Silver Spring Networks, MediaVest Ireland, Electric Ireland, Ericsson, FoodCentral, Meade Potato Company, Wexford Creamery, Comex, Irish Farmers Association, Rosderra Meats, Meat Industry Ireland, TQS Integration, Flogas Natural Gas Ltd, SEAI, energia, TLI Group,, Accenture, Department of Communications, Climate Action & Environment, The National Dairy Council, Bandon Co-op, IFAC, Kennedys, Love Irish Food, PwC, Quinns of Baltinglass, Celtrino, AW Ennis, Lakeland Dairy Group, HSE, IBM, Indaver, Mott MacDonald Ireland, Poyry, International Energy Research Centre, Cork Meats, ABP Food Group, Exemplar Energy Solutions, Greensource, Energy Solutions, Cisco, and many more…

The Virtual Summit Experience

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To adapt to the current environment and the growing demand for delegates to enjoy the conference experience in an online manner, the Farming Renewable Energy Summit 2021 will come to you as a virtual event.

While our delegates will join in from the comfort of their homes and offices across Ireland and around the world, the event itself will be broadcast live from our dedicated studio in Dublin. Many of our speakers and panellists will appear live on stage, while our international keynotes and participants will be video-conferenced in to join the conversation.

Delegates will have the opportunity to step into the unique virtual summit environment, which includes access to the main virtual conference stage for the full day, live speaker & panel Q&A sessions, a virtual exhibition hall, copies of presentations & content post-event, as well as the opportunity to network, connect and chat with fellow online attendees, speakers and partners in real time.

Virtual attendance will be easily facilitated by our specially customised conferencing platform and dedicated AV team.

Benefits of virtual attendance include:

  • Access to Virtual Main Stage for all keynotes, presentations and debates
  • Video content of the latest industry innovation
  • Opportunities to meet 100’s of attendees virtually, and set up meetings and conversations
  • Online virtual exhibition hall
  • Meet the industry using our matchmaking and profiling facilities
  • Copy of attendee list post-event
  • Copy of all presentations post-event
Some feedback from our previous Agri & Food events:

Norzeran Charly


“Very interesting, great speakers, impressive level of knowledge and expertise”

Cathal Hickey

ESB Networks

“Well run conference, high calibre of presentations, good discussions”

Jenny Melia

Enterprise Ireland

“Excellent conference. Content very interesting. Good blend of topics. Good opportunities for networking”

Adrian Crean


“A useful, worthwhile day, good to meet some other key leaders. Insightful presentations”

Joe Corbett


“Very good and engaging day. I intended to leave at lunchtime but stayed until the end. Very good speakers and audience”

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Glen Brereton

Commercial Director

Tel: +353 87 749 7815

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Contact Us
This summit is organised by iQuest, in association with Agri-Insider and Business Post LIVE. If you have any questions, requests, or require assistance with your booking, please feel free to contact me:

Jackie Bryan

Conference Facilitator

Tel: (+353) 87 055 7913

Email: [email protected]

Agri Insider is a new agricultural media business with investors including the Business Post Group. Our mission is to deliver a trusted source of high-quality innovative content that is of value to the industry and farmers. We have a particular focus on the business and technology that is changing our sector and we want to inform and educate all on the effect of this on the future of Irish farming and Agribusiness.

Established in 2001, iQuest is Ireland’s leading conference, exhibition and niche events company with an annual portfolio of over 40 national and international events that enables our audience to learn, develop, foster commercial opportunities and make better business decisions.

For almost 20 years we have delivered premium, trusted, differentiated live events, thought-leading content and innovative commercial solutions. As part of the Business Post Media Group, we are able to support all of our events with a dynamic media content strategy.

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