June 3, 2019
Interesting article on the potential of sustainability in Scotland by Ian Archer (Technical Director of IBioIC) in The Scotsman newspaper last month. In his discussion of examples within Scotland and the potential they have he describes one of our ongoing projects at Drochaid Research Service.
“In news that was music to every Scottish biotech company’s ears, earlier this month the Scottish Government set a legally binding target to end our country’s contribution to global warming by 2045, by achieving net-zero greenhouse gas emissions. This is exactly what our government needs to do to boost the bio-economy. Without targets like this, it’s difficult to incentivise companies to stop doing what is the cheapest and fastest thing – relying on fossil fuels and products derived from crude oil. However, this new target will surely mean companies who contribute to reducing our carbon footprint will be rewarded appropriately.”