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Official Launch of Marie Sklodowska-Curie Action PROTECT ITN

PROTECT is a €2.1 million Marie Sklodowska –Curie Action Innovative Training Network (ITN) funded through the European Commission’s Horizon 2020 programme which is led by Assoc. Professor Enda Cummins from the School of Biosystems and Food Engineering at University College Dublin. The aim of the PROTECT Training Network is to train highly-skilled researchers on a range of predictive modelling tools to evaluate the effects of climate change on food safety.

Professor Da-Wen Sun features in Issue 5 of Critical Reviews in Food Science and Nutrition

Critical Reviews in Food Science and Nutrition has just published Volume 59 Issue 5. In this latest issue of the journal, 7 review papers (listed below) are included. These 7 papers are all authored by Professor Da-Wen Sun as their corresponding author, and cover a wide range of topics, presenting critical viewpoints and most recent developments of current relevant technologies.

Accounting for Environmental Impact in the Bioeconomy

When you figure out the environmental cost of making something, do you take everything into account? Dr Fionnuala Murphy at UCD School of Biosystems & Food Engineering takes a close look at various processes that use bio-based materials - from generating biofuels to making products from algae and agricultural and plastic wastes - and finds the true environmental cost across the life-cycle of those processes.

SFI Starting Investigator Research Grants for three UCD academics

Three academics from University College Dublin have been awarded funding under the Science Foundation Ireland, Starting Investigator Research Grant (SIRG) scheme. The research projects across health, earth and the environment will share a total of €1.2 million funding over four years.

Engineering Solutions to Offset Waste Problems

Waste can cause problems. When fats, oils, grease and sanitary products congeal in a sewer, it can build ‘fatbergs’ that slow and clog sewers, resulting in backed up pipes, environmental damage and expensive and dangerous operations to clear the blockage.

New Bioeconomy Research Project will Examine Potential for Available Bioresources

UCD & Cré are delighted to announce funding for a two-year research project “Agri Bio Circular Economy” (ABC Economy).

The project is kindly co-funded under the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland Research Development & Demonstration Funding Programme 2018 with the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine.