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June 1st 2018

Talk by Daniel Hayes at RRB-14 in Ghent


The 14th edition of the International Conference on Renewable Resources & Biorefineries will take place in Ghent, Belgium from Wednesday 30 May until Friday 1 June, 2018. Based on the previous RRB conferences, this conference is expected to welcome about 350 international participants from over 30 countries.

Celignis's Daniel Hayes will be giving am oral presentation entitled "Spinning out from an EU research project - the story so far" in the morning session on June 1st.

May 23rd 2018

Celignis Presentation at Zero Waste Scotland Event


IBioIC and Zero Waste Scotland will host an event on 23 May, 2018 which will focus on establishing new value chain opportunities identified from the Scottish Bioresource data model.

This model contains the data used in the recently published Biorefining potential for Scotland report produced by Zero Waste Scotland. The event will outline the type of data that can be accessed from the model through the Scottish Bioresource Support Service.

Celignis's Daniel Hayes will be giving a presentation at the event entitled "The variability of feedstock composition and how it can determine the most appropriate value chain". It will show how the results from Celignis's detailed compositional analysis can be linked to data from the Zero Waste Scotland report on the arisings of potential biorefining feedstocks in order to estimate how the production of biofuels and bioproducts can address national sustainability requirements.

Click here to register for the event.

May 17th 2018

Celignis Presentation at 3rd LBNet Conference


LBNet is an active community of industrial practitioners and leading academics dedicated to creating economic value by developing novel chemicals, materials and fuel using lignocellulosic biomass instead of petroleum-derived inputs. It is one of the UK's Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council Networks in Industrial Biotechnology and Bioenergy (BBSRC NIBB).

The network is holding its 3rd LBNet international Conference in Cheshire, England between May 16-18.

Celignis personnel Daniel Hayes and Lalitha Gotttumukkala will be attending over the three days with each person presenting a poster.

Lalitha will also be giving a flash presentation entitled "Low cost- high throughput feedstock analysis for biorefinery industry: A tool to improve process efficiencies." on May 17th.

May 15th 2018

Celignis's May Newsletter has been Released!


We are happy to announce the publication of Celignis's newsletter for May. It includes the following:

- An article on our analysis methods for the anaerobic digestion sector.
- Details on a number of presentations that Celignis personnel will be making this month at several biorefining conferences.
- Our new "Scientific articles of the month" feature.
- An interview with our Project Manager Lalitha.

Click here to access the newsletter.
April 17th 2018

We're at the BBI Info Day in Brussels


Following the official launch of the 2018 Call for proposals the Biomass based Industries Joint Undertaking are holding their fifth Info Day in Brussels today.

Celignis is in two BBI projects, click here for more details on these, and we consider that we can bring important analytical expertise to a number of the topics in this year's call, as detailed in some of our pitches.

Daniel Hayes and Lalitha Gotttumukkala are attending the Info Day today to discuss potential collaborations. If you would like to get in touch wih us at the event please contact us by email or via (+353) 89 455 5582.

April 15th 2018

Celignis's Pitches for the 2018 BBI Calls are Released


On April 11th 2018 the Biomass Based Industries Joint Undertaking released their annual work programme and budget for 2018. There is an indicative budget of 115 million Euros which will fund a total of 21 topics, comprising 11 Research and Innovation Actions (RIAs), 3 Coordinating and Supporting Actions (CSAs), 5 Demonstration-Scale projects, and 2 Flagships.

We consider that Celignis's expertise in detailed and accurate biomass analysis, as well as our ability to advance the state of the art in rapid biomass analysis through our NIR models, makes us valuable partners in consortia for many of these call topics.

As a result we have published a number of pitches for the calls in the 2018 work programme. Click here to view these pitches and feel free to get in touch with us if you would like to discuss potential collaborations.

February 23rd 2018

Celignis Featured in Biofuel Digest's 5-Minute Guide


The short profile on Celignis for the popular newsletter Biofuels Digest features our past and future milestones as well as the competitive edge that we have in the bioeconomy sector. Click here to read the article.

February 12th 2018

Celignis to Exhibit at ABLC 2018 in Washington DC


We will have a stand at the Advanced Bioeconomy Leadership Conference (ABLC) 2108 event to be held in Washington DC, USA, between February 28th and March 2nd. The event is run by the popular Biofuels Digest newsletter.

This event includes 5 conferences in one:

  • The 9th Annual Advanced Fuels Summit - focused this year on Advanced Biomass Diesel and BioCrude, and Advanced Alcohols and Alternatives to gasoline.
  • The 8th annual Renewable Chemicals, Biomaterials & Intermediates Summit.
  • The 9th annual Aviation Biofuels Summit.
  • The 4th annual ABLC Crop & Feedstocks Summit.
  • The 1st ABLC Economic Development & Deployment Showcase

Celignis personnel Daniel Hayes and Lalitha Gottumukkala will be attending. We look forward to meeting you in Washington DC!



February 11th 2018

Celignis Exhibting at IrBEA on Feb 21st in Dublin


On the 21st of February 2018 in Croke Park Dublin the Irish Bioenergy Agrency (IrBEA) National Conference will take place. This event, entitled Bioenergy Future Ireland 2018, promises to be one of the largest gatherings of bioenergy organisations, industry consumers, government and influencers from both Ireland and mainland Europe.

As an exhibitor we are able to offer 10 discounted tickets to the event, enter the code "bioenergy20" on the registration page to get a 20% discount.

January 29th 2018

Post-Doc Position At Celignis


We are recruiting for a person who will, as part our grant application, undertake a post-doc position at Celignis. The position will involve the following main tasks:

  • Develop techniques to selectively remove and analyse extractive components from biomass.
  • Devise methods to separate/concentrate high-value chemicals from the extracts.
  • Undertake biomass pre-treatment (organosolv) experiments on virgin and extracted biomass.
  • Supervision of a PhD student and a number of lab analysts also working on this project.
  • Maintenance of our chromatography and mass spectrometry equipment.
  • Development of new commercial analysis packages for Celignis, based on the work undertaken in the research project and market needs.

Click here for further details.

January 24th 2018

Applicant Wanted for PhD Grant Application


THIS POSITION HAS NOW BEEN FILLED

We are recruiting for a person who will be an applicant in our application for funding for a 3 year PhD that will be associated with the University of Limerick but the student will be placed in the Celignis labs (also in Limerick) and employed by the company. The position will involve the following main tasks:

  • Expansion of our current near infrared (NIR) models so that they will be suitable for transfer/use with in-line process equipment at biomass processing facilities
  • Undertaking detailed and selective protocols for the extraction of different chemicals from biomass, the analysis of these extracts, and the development of NIR models for the outputs of the process.
  • Performing detailed chemical analysis of liquid outputs from biomass treatment processes (for example for sugar degradation products and oligomer content/composition) and the development of NIR models for the composition of these liquids
  • Developing NIR models for the anaerobic digestion (AD) sector.

Click here for further details.

January 19th 2018

Celignis Featured in Local Newspaper


Local limerick newspaper has published an article on Celignis. It features an interview with CEO Dan Hayes.

December 11th 2017

Kick-off Meeting for New H2020 Project ENABLING


Celignis's Dan Hayes is in Rome for the two-day kick-off meeting for new project ENABLING. This is a coordinating and supporting action funded by the H2020-RUR-2017-1 call of the European Union's Horizon 2020 programme.

The title of the project is an acronym that stands for 'Enhance New Approaches in BioBased Local Innovation Networks for Growth'. The focus of the project is on supporting the spreading of best practices and innovation in the provision (production, pre-processing) of biomass for the Bio-Based Industry (BBI). Celignis is one of 16 partners in the project, with the coordinator being ITABIA, the Italian Biomass Association.

Celignis will play a key role in the project with regards to stressing the importance of biomass composition in terms of evaluating feedstock and technology suitability. Over the course of the project we will also be contacting a number of stakeholders, both in Ireland and overseas, and will be involved in the organisation of a number of networking events.

December 9th 2017

We are Hiring!


We are recruiting for a programmer who will be responsible for the following key tasks:

  • Development and expansion of our Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) software. This requires advanced experience with PHP, Javascript and SQL.
  • Coding of algorithms for the processing of near infrared and chemical data with the target that the requirements and deliverables of our EU research project are achieved on time.

Click here for further details.

November 7th 2017

November Newsletter Released


Our November newsletter is now out! It includes an article on how analysis can help develop a more efficient biomass pretreatment process as well as details on new analysis packages and Celignis's biomass research projects.

Click here to read November's newsletter.


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