This week we look at a mobile exhibit called Biorbic BioBus which an initiative to explore our petrochemical economy and heavy reliance on crude oil in many of the products we use on a daily basis. The initative is part of Bioeconomy Ireland week which takes place from the 14th to the 22nd of October. Tommy Boland joins us to tell us more.
- The BioBus is a mobile exhibit that will tour Ireland for 5 weeks reaching every county.
- The exhibit explores our petrochemical economy and heavy reliance on crude oil in many of the products we use on a daily basis.
- This is followed by an explanation of what the bioeconomy is and how this can help us transition away from fossil fuels towards a more sustainable future.
- We will be showcasing some bio-based products that are both on the market and in the pipeline.
- The initiative is run by Bioeconomy Ireland
- Coming to Wexford Quay on October 18th
What’s inside the bus:
- Fossil fuel, petroleum, crude oil…whatever you call it, it’s everywhere! And there’s no better place to demonstrate this than inside our homes. That’s why our exhibit will let you explore a standard Irish household and discover just how many day to day products we rely on that have crude oil components.
About Bioeconomy Ireland:
- The bioeconomy is the part of the economy which uses renewable resources from agriculture, forestry and the marine to produce food, feed, materials and energy, while reducing waste, in support of achieving a sustainable and climate neutral society.
- Many of the products and services we use today such as food and energy are produced using unsustainable fossil resources that harm our climate, nature & society. Our world is searching for alternative approaches that provide a fair and prosperous future for us all.
- The bioeconomy offers society a path to apply knowledge, science, technology and innovation to how we use and consume resources from our soils, fields, forests and seas that respects nature and increases social equality by reducing our use of fossil resources and developing green practices, products and local jobs in places where we wish to live.
- The bioeconomy will value and support us to farm for carbon and nature and be less wasteful as a society. It will allow us to produce sustainable fertilizers for our fields and nutritious food for our healthy and active lives. It will also offer us sustainable packaging for the goods we buy and innovative materials to both build our homes and support our industries to re-use its waste and reduce its energy use
For More information: