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January 24th 2024

€1.5m Funding Success in CBE-JU

Celignis is a Partner in 3 Successful Proposals for EU Funding

We are pleased to announce that three of the proposals involving Celignis, submitted to the CBE-JU programme for funding collaborative biomass research in Europe, were successful. These projects will provide an additional funding of €1.5m to Celignis and build on our achievements in other CBE and EU projects. In particular, the projects are all at enhanced TRLs (6/7) and will use our existing Celignis Bioprocess infrastructure and will also fund further development of our bioprocessing capacities and the Bioprocess Development Services we offer our clients.

Details on the funded projects are provided below:

BIONEER - This project was funded under CBE-JU topic IA-06 and focuses on the TRL 6/7 production of biobased platform chemicals. Celignis's activities in the project focus on scaling up the work undertaken in our ongoing CBE-JU RIA project PERFECOAT and the Cluster 6 Horizon Europe project EnxylaScope.

PROMOFER - This project was funded under CBE-JU topic IA-03 and focuses on scaling up improved fermentation processes. Celignis's activities in the project are focused on the TRL7 (1m3 reactor) production of fermentable carbohydrates from lignocellulosic feedstocks.

MANUREFINERY - This project was funded under CBE-JU topic IA-01 and focuses on demonstrating small scale biorefining in rural areas. Celignis will be responsible for undertaking technoeconomic analyses of the integrated processes for valorising agricultural side-streams.

Celignis is a Full Industry Member of the Biobased Industries Consortium (BIC), which helps to steer the focus of research for the CBE-JU programme. On Feb 8th Celignis's Dan Hayes, Lalitha Gottumukkala, and Oscar Bedzo will be attending a BIC networking event in Brussels where we will discuss collaborations in the research programme topics recently announced for 2024.

January 23rd 2024

Celignis to Exhibit and Present at Major Biochar Event

The 2024 North American Biochar Conference will take place in Sacramento, California, on Feb 12-15

On Feb 12-15 we'll be exhibiting at the 2024 North American Biochar Conference, taking place at the SAFE Credit Union Convention Centre in Sacramento, California.

We're looking forward to interacting with the 1000+ expected attendees, outlining our extensive range of analytical and application testing services for biochar.

Celignis CIO Lalitha Gottumukkala will also be a member of the expert panel focused on developing improved laboratory methods for biochar characterisation.

Click here to register for the event.

January 22nd 2024

Celignis Attending BIC Event on Feb 8

This Networking Event Will Involve Discussions on Collaborations for Proposals to the 2024 CBE-JU Topics

The Circular Bioeconomy Europe Joint Undertaking (CBE-JU) is an organisation that funds biomass research in Europe at various Technology Readiness Levels (TRLs). Since 2016 Celignis has been an active participant in a number of projects funded by the CBE-JU.

The Biobased Industries Consortium (BIC) is the steering committee that helps to steer the focus of research for the CBE-JU programme. In 2023 Celignis joined the BIC as a Full Industry Member and participated in several proposals submitted for different research topics in the CBE-JU's 2023 Work Programme.

On Feb 8th Celignis's Dan Hayes, Lalitha Gottumukkala, and Oscar Bedzo will be attending a BIC networking event in Brussels where we will discuss potential collaborations in the research programme topics recently announced for 2024.

If you are also attending that event then please get in touch with us, either through the Celignis website or via the event's networking platform, so that we can discuss potential synergies in proposals for the 2024 topics.

January 19th 2024

We're Hiring - Business Administration & Client Relationship Manager

This position will involve working closely with senior management, fostering existing and new client relationships.

Situated in Limerick, Ireland, Celignis currently operates at two centres, Celignis Analytical and Celignis Bioprocess, actively engaging in a variety of private and public bioeconomy projects. As we continue to expand, we're looking to strengthen our team of 14 with a Business Administration and Client Relationship Manager who can bring a blend of enthusiasm and expertise.

This position will involve working closely with senior management, fostering existing and new client relationships, and ensuring successful delivery of our services, playing a key role in our ongoing growth and success.

Click here for more details about the position.
April 30th 2023

Celignis to Sponsor and Present at Major Biochar Event

The event takes place on May 3rd at Carrick-on-Shannon

We are pleased to announce that, on May 3rd, Celignis will be presenting and exhibiting at the National Biochar and Carbon Products Conference 2023, which is taking place in Carrick-on-Shannon in County Leitrm, Ireland.

This conference is being organised under the auspices of the Interreg Northwest Europe-funded THREE C Project, entitled 'Creating and sustaining Charcoal value chains to promote a Circular Carbon economy in NWE Europe'.

The conference will highlight both Irish stakeholders who are currently working in the biochar and carbon products sector, but also partners from the THREE C project (covering Netherlands, Luxembourg, Germany, Belgium, France and Wales, as well as Ireland) who have interesting stories and products to share.

Celignis, along with Arigna Fuels, is the main sponsor of the event and several members of the Celignis team will be present at our exhibition stand where we will be happy to discuss our wide range of analytical and bioprocess development services for biochar stakeholders. The event coincides with the launch of the Celignis Biochar Hub, a section of our website that goes into great detail (15 web pages and 22,000 words) on our range of services.

Celignis CEO Dan Hayes will also be presenting at the event, with a presentation entitled 'Expanding the Market for Biochar with Analysis, Application Testing, and Upgrading'.

Click here to register for the event.

If you are unable to make it you can use the links below to access some information on our services for the biochar sector and please contact us if you would like to receive a copy of our presentation.

Celignis Biochar Trifold

Celignis Brochure

Celignis Biochar hub
August 31st 2022

Employee Spotlight - Piotr

Interview with our Orders and Data Manager

August 17th 2022

New Article on Biochar Analysis

Read about the wide variety of analysis packages we have for biochar

Click here to read about the different analysis packages that Celignis offers for the evaluation on biochars. These analyses cover properties relevant to a wide variety of applications, including soil amendment, carbon sequestration, bioenergy, and biomaterials.

August 1st 2022

Special Offer on TGA Analysis

For a short period we are offering two TGA analyses for the price of one!

To celebrate the arrival of our thermogravimetric (TGA) equipment, we are offering, for a limited time period, two TGA analyses for the price of one. Click here to read more about TGA analyses at Celignis and to see the various packages on offer.

To avail of this special offer please mention the code (TGA-AUGUST) in an email or when placing an order via the Celignis Database.
June 29th 2022

Short Video by Lalitha on EnXylaScope

This 5 minute presentation was given at the recent IBioIC conference

Celignis recently exhibited at IBioiC's annual conference, held in Glasgow on June 6-7.

During that event Lalitha, Celignis's CIO, gave a short 5 minute presentation on the EnXylaScope collaborative EU research project that Celignis is involved in.

You can view the presentation below or here on YouTube.

June 22nd 2022

CBE-JU Call Opens - See our Pitches for Proposals

We detail the important contributions that Celignis can make in the 2022 topics

Today the Circular Bio-based Europe Joint Undertaking (CBE-JU) released their annual work programme and budget for 2022. There is an indicative budget of 120 million Euros which will fund a total of 12 topics, comprising 5 Research and Innovation Actions (RIAs), 1 Coordinating and Supporting Action (CSA), 4 Demonstration-Scale projects, and 2 Flagships.

Celignis is a partner in 3 ongoing CBE projects: UNRAVEL and PERFECOAT are RIA (Research and Innovation Action) projects, whilst VAMOS is an Innovation Action project. Additionally, Celignis was a partner in the BIOrescue RIA project which was completed in 2019. Click here to read more about our involvements in these projects. They were funded as part of the Biomass Based Industries Joint Undertaking (BBI-JU) programme. The BBI-JU was the precursor to the CBE-JU for which 2022 will be the first year of operation.

We believe that we can make valuable contributions to projects covering a large number of the topics in the 2022 CBE work programme. These contributions are summarised here and there are also individual Celignis webpages for each of the call topics.

If you are preparing a CBE proposal this year and would like to engage with the Celignis team during the proposal preparation period then feel free to contact us and we will be happy to discuss in more detail how we can potentially contribute to the proposal and consortium. Celignis's Lalitha and Dan have years of experience putting together and writing proposals for EU funding and have also both worked as Expert Evaluators for the BBI-JU and so are very familiar with what is required for an excellent proposal and improved chances of being funded.

Celignis's BBI/CBE Projects

June 15th 2022

Celignis Exhibiting at World Biogas Expo 2022

We are at stand A501, come say hello!

We are happy to be exhibiting at The World Biogas Expo 2022, taking place at the National Exhibition Centre in Birmingham, UK, on June 15-16.

We are at stand A501 and eager to talk about our wide range of analytical and bioprocess development services for the anaerobic digestion sector.

Here you can download soft copies of the brochure, AD trifold, and analysis trifold that we are distributing at the event.

June 6th 2022

Presentation and Exhibition Stand at IBioIC Annual Conference

We will be exhibiting at the event in Glasgow, UK, on June 6-7

The IBioIC Annual Conference makes a welcome return to Glasgow. The title of the event is "The Just Transition of Biotechnology - How sustainable development in industrial biotechnology can secure Scotland's path to Net Zero".

We are pleased to be exhibiting at the event, on June 6-7 at the Technology & Innovation Centre in Glasgow, UK. We look forward to discussing our range of analytical and bioprocess development services for bioeconomy stakeholders.

Our CIO Lalithawill also be giving a presentation at the event about our participation in EnXylaScope a collaborative research project funded by the the Horizon Europe programme.

Here you can download soft copies of the brochure, AD trifold, and analysis trifold that we are distributing at the event.

April 27th 2022

Intro Video to EnXylaScope Launched

It explains the background to the project and its targets for xylan extraction and modification

An introductory video to the EnXylaScope project (funded by Horizon Europe and technically led by Celignis) has been released. It has been prepared by our fellow consortium partner Loba and details the rationale for the project and the technical advances that the project will make, leading to an efficient and commercially-viable process for the extraction of xylan and its modification so that it can be incorporated into a range of consumer products.

Click here to learn more about the project and Celignis's central contributions to it and here to view the video on YouTube.

February 15th 2022

EnXylaScope's First Newsletter is Released

It details the exciting progress already made in the project

The newsletter covers the project's activities in the search for xylan debranching enzymes (a WP with extensive involvement from Celignis) and on the extraction and modification of xylans for consumer products (a WP led by Celignis). Click here to view the newsletter.