Falkirk Growth Deal- Innovation Project Bioeconomy Accelerator Pilot Plant (BAPP) Workshop Invitation

March 20, 2023

Falkirk Council, working in partnership with Scottish Enterprise, has selected Stantec and Ironside Farrar to utilize a route map to support and hasten the provision of the recommended Bioeconomy Accelerator Pilot Plant (BAPP), to be co-located with the planned Carbon Dioxide Utilisation (CDU) centre.

The BAPP centre will use recent advances in biology to create new products and processes that make use of  enzymes or cellular systems in their manufacture and broaden the portfolio of feedstocks for the chemical industry.

The BAPP project is one of the eleven that form part of the £80 million Falkirk Growth Deal, and its development also has potential to benefit from and support the aspirations of the recently called Forth Green Freeport.

Active industry participation has defined the development of the Falkirk Growth Deal and Forth Green Freeport proposals to date, and they are eager that this remains as the projects move into design and delivery. It is critical that the BAPP forecasts technological and related market changes.

Falkirk Council will consequently be arranging an in-person workshop with key industry, research, and public sector stakeholders. Dr David Brown has been invited to this will be attending this on Thursday 23 of March 2023 between 2pm and 5pm. He will also give his views and express his ideas for the best way to deliver the project in the next 18-30 months.

 Falkirk Council Article

UK Government Minister for Scotland, Iain Stewart MP, has visited partners of the landmark Falkirk Growth Deal.

With Heads of Terms signed on Tuesday, December 21, 2021, the deal aims to transform the region’s economy by investing in innovative, sustainable industries.

The Investment Zone for Falkirk and Grangemouth will be funded by £80m investment from the UK and Scottish governments, £45m from Falkirk Council, £5.8m from Scottish Canals.