Our Irish member firm, RSM Farrell Grant Sparks, yesterday hosted "The Business of Bio-Energy" conference in Dublin with law firm Byrne Wallace.
The bio-energy sector is a relatively young, but quickly growing market that can bring about many opportunities across professional disciplines.
Addressing the attendees, Ian Duffy, a partner at RSM Farrell Grant Sparks, said that bio-energy was a dynamic, emerging sector with a mixture of entrepreneurs, emerging companies and existing operators.
“As an industry, bio-energy has the potential to create thousands of direct and indirect jobs. With long-term strategic planning and cohesive co-operation between the State, regulators and industry, the bio-energy market can be a positive contributor to the economy, to jobs and to reducing Ireland’s dependency on fossil fuels,” he explained.
Ian Duffy heads RSM International's Cleantech and Renewable Energy Leadership Group, which brings together sector expertise from firms across the global network.
The group has specialists with extensive cross-disciplinary experience with private and listed companies in the cleantech and renewable energy sectors. The experts in the group work together to provide an integrated set of services specifically catered to several sub-sectors including wind, water, solar, waste, bio-gas, energy efficiency and carbon management.
Watch this space - we're seeing more and more clients looking for quality service in this area, and I expect the sector to spark even more interest.