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10 February 2020
Almost fifty years on from the closure of the Cupar Sugar Beet factory, a Rural Innovation Support Service (RISS) group aims to look into the feasibility and steps required to re-establish the crop and its processing in eastern Scotland. The 2020 driver is to contribute to climate change mitigation, rather than sugar for human consumption, and the decarbonisation of industry to meet Scotland’s greenhouse gas reduction targets, by producing bioethanol as a fuel additive and new plant-based biotech products.
07 February 2020
03 February 2020
30 January 2020
29 January 2020
Scottish Enterprise has welcomed findings from the latest Export Scotland Statistics which reveal that Scotland’s international exports (excluding oil and gas) increased by £1.1 billion (3.4%) in 2018, from £32.7 billion to £33.8 billion. Exports to the rest of the UK also increased by £1.2 billion (up 2.5% on 2017), bringing the total value of Scottish exports up to £85 billion.
28 January 2020
Engineering design and manufacturing firm Albacom is set to expand after raising £500,000 to develop its business in new markets. The company, which has grown out of the 1990 MBO of the Dundee division of Ferranti, specialises in electrical components for the global defence and aviation industry and has diversified in recent years into new commercial sectors.