Commissioner Hogan announces EU funding for new bioeconomy research project led by Glanbia Ireland


At an event in Dublin this week, Commissioner Phil Hogan announced €22 million of EU Horizon 2020 funding for AgriChemWhey, a new bio-economy research project led by Glanbia. The project will explore the development of a new state-of-the-art, bio-refinery at Lisheen, Co Tipperary with a world-first process for converting by-products from the dairy industry into high value bio-based products including biodegradable plastics. AgriChemWhey is based on ground-breaking technology developed and patented by Glanbia in collaboration with UCD and TCD. The launch was also attended by Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Michael Creed TD, Mark Ferguson, Director General, Science Foundation Ireland, Jim Bergin, CEO of Glanbia Ireland, Julie Sinnamon, Head of Enterprise Ireland and Phillipe Mengal, Head of BioBased Industries.