Glanbia, Teagasc to collaborate

11 May 2015

A new collaboration agreement has been announced between Glanbia Ingredients Ireland (GII) and Teagasc in the areas of dairy ingredients and processing. The arrangement focuses on the development of scientific capability to support the generation of value-add in the cheese and dairy ingredients space. “We are delighted to extend our existing excellent working relationship with […]

Glanbia, Teagasc to collaborate

herd-dairy-cows-9368954A new collaboration agreement has been announced between Glanbia Ingredients Ireland (GII) and Teagasc in the areas of dairy ingredients and processing. The arrangement focuses on the development of scientific capability to support the generation of value-add in the cheese and dairy ingredients space.

“We are delighted to extend our existing excellent working relationship with GII to the food research area,” said Teagasc Director Professor Gerry Boyle. “With the abolition of milk quotas and an increasing milk pool, there is a need for rapid transfer of scientific know-how for development of dairy ingredients with new end uses in export markets. This collaboration combines Teagasc’s extensive capability in dairy chemistry and processing with GII’s knowledge and expertise in dairy and nutritional ingredients with the goal of bringing new innovative products to export markets.”

To support this initiative, a scientific programme has been agreed between the two parties which will support delivery of the latest developments in dairy science and technology at GII. At the heart of the new programme is collaboration between Glanbia and Teagasc research and technology staff, working together to capture the latest dairy chemistry and processing know-how from around the world.

“This collaboration has the potential to deliver the next generation of dairy ingredients for a range of applications globally,” said Jim Bergin, CEO of GII. “As part of the collaboration, Glanbia have located research staff on-site at Moorepark and they will carry out the day to day activities on the programme working closely with key Teagasc staff. This endeavour will be one of the core contributors to GII’s extensive innovation platform over the next five years.”