UK: Grampian Growers welcomes Cabinet Secretary

Grampian Growers welcomed Cabinet Secretary for Rural Affairs and Islands, Mairi Gougeon to the premises along with the C2 Network and RGU. The afternoon consisted of running through the bio-economy projects and an overview of the business activity and the challenges that are currently faced within the industry.

The topics from Cherry Wainwright, RGU included a proof of concept project looking at daffodil-derived alkaloids as potential anti-fibrotic agents and a Ph.D. studentship looking at the valorization of biomass from the daffodil growing industry. Both of these projects are ongoing and we are working in collaboration with the University on the supply of bulbs and assisting in identifying daffodil varieties with the greatest extraction potential.

Helen Glass, SAOS/C2 Network, focussed on Driving positive change through collaboration with Agri co-ops. Examples included exploring Green Hydrogen from a cooperative perspective to benefit the agricultural and rural communities by collaborating with the wider industries.

Governments must recognize the importance of funding projects like the daffodil-derived alkaloids and valorization of biomass which could prove life-changing to many individuals as well as strengthen the bio-economy of Scotland. Green Hydrogen has fantastic prospects in Scotland and the agricultural sector specifically and the work already carried out shows that collaboration and cooperation between industries and businesses really will push this along and make a difference to net-zero targets.

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