Jones Celtic Bioenergy selected by Ireland’s Accelerate Green initiative

Jones Celtic Bioenergy (JCBE) is one of eight companies across Ireland selected to take part in a prestigious new programme to support early-stage companies leading the response to climate action and sustainability.

JCBE operates in the waste-to-energy, green gas and sustainable agriculture markets. Its proprietary technology ‘revolutionises’ the management of municipal and other biogenic wastes to generate low-cost, sustainable renewable gas while harvesting the residual organics for carbon sequestration.

The new initiative, Accelerate Green, is delivered by Resolve Partners and sponsored by Bord na Móna. It is the first accelerator programme of its kind in Ireland dedicated to supporting companies developing products and services based on green innovation.

Accelerate Green will help the eight business leaders to identify clear pathways to scaling their novel solutions, delivering measurable impact and supporting economic development. The companies will be brought through a series of deep learning and mentoring sessions and engage with an array of speakers from enterprise and energy agencies, Irish corporates, research networks, investors and successful business leaders.

The companies will also be able to benefit from up to €20,000 of research funding with Irish university researchers. Once the programme has been completed, the businesses will also participate in an industry conference, Ireland Sustainable Future, taking place in June.

The JCBE thermo-pressure hydrolysis (TPH) technology extracts the biomethane potential from municipal waste while preserving the residual carbon for soil sequestration. In the sustainable agricultural sector, JCBE is focusing on assisting the emerging fermentation or alternative protein sector through the configuration of its technology to help provide these fermentation systems with sustainable nutrients and renewable energy.

“JCBE is very pleased to have been chosen to enter this unique accelerator programme,” said Dr Andrew Walsh, managing director at JCBE.

“We believe our selection provides us with the recognition that the key innovations that we are bringing to the Irish and indeed the global circular economy are worthy of support to facilitate rapid expansion.

“We hope that the programme will expose us to the expertise needed to fill out some of the gaps in our current strategy through interaction with the organisers, sponsors, fellow participants, and invited speakers.”

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