Northern Rivers BioHubs, which is led by Sustain Northern Rivers, is holding workshops to inform the community and provide an opportunity for feedback on the use of bioenergy in the Northern Rivers.
The workshops will give communities in the Northern Rivers a chance to engage in discussions on the potential for bioenergy in developing a sustainable energy future. Progressive industries today know that they cannot exist without a social licence so the aim of these discussions is to help assess community support for prospective bioenergy projects in the Northern Rivers.
Bioenergy is a form of energy produced from biomass, i.e. materials derived from plants, animals and their by-products. Examples include sugar cane residue, livestock waste, municipal green waste, forestry residues, and plants/weeds grown for energy.
During the workshops participants will learn more about bioenergy and its prospects in the region. They will take part in discussions around the potential benefits, concerns, and challenges of various bioenergy technologies and energy sources. They will also have the opportunity to rate their level of support for prospective industries.
Workshops are free, however participants must register. Click on the links below for more information and to register for individual workshops
- Nimbin – Thursday 15th October
- Murwillumbah – Tuesday 20th October
- Casino – Thursday 22th October
- Lismore – Tuesday 27th October