COP26 and Drochaid

November 5, 2021

With COP26 on our doorstep in Glasgow it is a great opportunity for Drochaid to be part of a number of events that have been organised around this event with the aim of looking at how we can all progress to Net Zero.  It is clear that there is a need for everyone to be involved in the objective and we are pleased to be invited to a number of events that will be discussing how this objective can be achieved and how we all can start to take that journey together.


From our own colleagues at St Andrews University (

Have you heard about the University of St Andrews’ ambitious goal to be net zero by 2035? Join us to discover how we plan to achieve this essential objective and find out more about the emerging technologies that will get us there.


The first hour will take a deep dive into St Andrews’ net zero plans and the challenges of decarbonising large, complex organisations. The second hour builds on this theme with a panel of experts discussing the future of energy management, energy security and the technologies that will play a part in Scotland’s decarbonisation agenda.


Hosted by Ian Hill, Strategic Lead for Innovation at Eden Campus, our expert speakers will include:


* Catherine Stihler OBE, CEO of Creative Commons and Senior Lay Member of the St Andrews University Court

* Derek Watson, Quaestor & Factor, University of St Andrews

* Professor John Irvine, Chair of the Hydrogen Accelerator and Professor of Chemistry at the University of St Andrews

* Dr Mette High, Director of the Centre for Energy Ethics, University of St Andrews

* James Yu MBE, Future Networks Manager at Scottish Power Energy Networks

* Nigel Holmes, CEO at Scottish Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Association


The bsi are setting out their roadmap to reduce CO2 emissions using Industrial Biotechnology (

BSI, in its role as the UK National Standards Body, publishes Industrial biotechnology Report: strategic roadmap for standards and regulations, sponsored by Innovate UK and the Industrial Biotechnology Leadership Forum (IBLF).

Industrial Biotechnology has the potential to significantly reduce CO2 emissions1. By embedding biotechnology at the heart of industrial processes and products, it can help to support the government target of doubling the bioeconomy to £440 billion by 20302 and contribute to the UK plan to achieve net zero greenhouse emissions by 20503.


This is an area we have been working in for a number of clients where we have been utilising our skills, experience and equipment in high temperature and high pressure catalysis to either biological systems or to provide the expertise in a combined bio-chemo catalytic cycle.


We are also excited to take part in the CBI COP 26 Industrial Networking Dinner and hearing from a top line-up of speakers gaining key insights along with the opportunity to network with key representatives from across the UK

s world leaders gather in Glasgow for the highly anticipated COP26 fortnight, the CBI has been given the opportunity to host a truly unique International Business Dinner.

As the leading voice for enterprise in the UK, we not only aim to be the number one voice representing global business at COP26, but are committed to playing a decisive role in shaping a sustainable, inclusive and lasting recovery that works for communities around the world.


This will be the largest business audience at COP26, bringing together more than 600 global business leaders and political representatives to discuss urgent climate priorities.


We will also be attending the IBIOIC Stakeholder Networking Reception (

We are looking forward to catching up with a number of clients and colleagues and hearing from Minister Ivan McKee MSP and from IBioIC on the event theme of “The theme for the activity is a celebration of industrial biotechnology and its contributions to the net zero ambitions. Activity coincides with the COP26 Presidency themed day that focuses on science and innovation”


We will also be meeting attending a number of events organised by our clients and looking forward to interacting with everyone at these events.


If you are attending COP26 and would like to discuss what Drochaid has to offer you company please get in touch or contact us to discuss your needs out side of this events