Hybrid Seminar

Decarbonising Energy Supply for Irish Distilleries and Breweries

MONDAY, 25th April 2022 - 10:00 to 13:00 BST 

By the Irish Section

Monday, 25th April 2022

10:00 - 13:00  BST



88-86 Lower Baggot St, Dublin 2 - Ireland

& Microsoft Teams

As part of its ‘Knowledge Still’ programme the Irish Whiskey Association in partnership with The Institute of Brewing and Distilling - Irish Section, will hold a hybrid workshop focusing on Decarbonising Energy Supply for Irish distilleries and Breweries.

Over the last number of years, Irish distilleries and breweries have greatly improved their performance in terms of Energy Efficiency with a consequent reduction in Energy Consumption and associated Carbon Footprint.

Energy Supply also has a major impact on the Carbon Footprint of Irish Distilleries and Breweries, and their products, both in terms of Scope 1 Emissions (Fuel Combusted on-site and Fuel Used in Company Owned Vehicles) and Scope 2 Emissions (Purchased Electricity and/or Heating/Cooling).

This seminar looks at what the future holds for Energy Supply in Ireland from a Carbon Point of View and will give Distilleries and Breweries an overview of currently available solutions.

This will be a hybrid meeting meaning it will be possible for members to attend in person or dial in via MS Teams.

If you would like to attend this workshop please register your interest by using the book now button at the top of the page at this link. When registering to attend please indicate if you intend to attend in person or dial in.


  • Fergus Sharkey, Head of Business Supports & Transport - SEAI 
  • Padraig Fleming - Gas Networks Ireland 
  • Richard Alexander, Sustainable Fuels Lead - Calor Ireland (LPG/Bio LPG)
  • Kevin McPartlan, CEO - Liquid and Transport Fuels- Fuels for Ireland
  • Frank Daly, Project Manager, Renewables & Energy Efficiency - German Irish Chamber of Commerce/ German-Irish Hydrogen Council 

The workshop will be chaired by Michael Clancy, Chair of the IWA Knowledge Committee

There will be time allocated for Q&A / Discussion with the speakers.

How to Register and Attend Virtually

If you do register to attend, please put a hold in your diary from 10:00 to 13:00 on 25 April.

If you wish to register to attend face to face, please get in touch by email with Jan Hodel, Secretary of the IBD Irish Section by email: IBDIrish@ibd.org.uk

For those of you dialling in this workshop will take place using the MS Teams platform however the Teams invitation will only be forwarded to those who have registered to attend by COB Thursday 21st April.

There is no charge for Drinks Ireland or IBD Irish Section members to attend. There is also no limit to the number of persons attending online.

However, an in-person attending limit of one person per company will be applied. 

To avoid any duplication, if companies are members of Drinks Ireland, please register via Drinks Ireland rather than via IBD.