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Institutions join forces to develop Ireland’s bioeconomy

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Three-way deal hoped to halve greenhouse gas emissions by mid-century

Research centres in three higher education institutions have agreed to form a group focused on developing Ireland’s national bioeconomy.

Announced on 21 July, the goal of the group is to address climate change by delivering an annual 7 per cent reduction in greenhouse gas emissions from 2021 to 2030. Participants include BiOrbic, the University College Dublin-based bioeconomy research centre, and the Shannon Applied Biotechnology Centre (Shannon ABC), which has a dual base at the Limerick and Tralee Institutes of Technology.

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