Chris joined Celignis in 2017 and has played a key role in the development and growth of the company since then.
He is a graduate from University College Dublin with a 1st class honors degree in Agricultural Science. Prior to working at Celignis he worked in the
Backweston laboratory for the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine.
At Celignis he undertakes the role of lab manager, being responsible for sample analysis and work supervision and in the development of our quality management LIMS system.
Chris has also been instrumental in the expansion of Celignis's analytical and processing capabilities associated with our relocation to much larger premises in 2018.
Expertise and Track-Record
Chris has a highly trained keen eye for detail and accuracy. He understands the power of accurate data and the opportunities it can provide and has developed protocols to ensure that Celignis's analytical
methods are undertaken with the highest level of precision and care. In his role as lab manager he ensures that all analystes are fully trained and the quality of their work rigorously chekced through detailed
reviews of the data on our custom LIMS software.
Over the years Celignis has greatly expanded the range of anaytical services it provides to our clients in the bioeconomy. Chris has been responsible for the development of many of these analysis methods and
in the installation and maintenance of new equipment as the company has grown. This role has taken particular importance since Celignis relocated in 2018 to a premises 5 times larger than our previous lab. That move
allowed us to accelerate our program of method development and the expansion of our range of equipment.
To date most of the biomass that has been valorised has been processed via combustion technologies. The decision on which feedstocks are most suitable for a given combustion process is dependent
on a number of key parameters relevant to the thermal processing of biomass. These include: calorific value, ash (content, composition,
and melting temperature), chlorine content, elemental composition, and moisture
content. Chris has the experience of analysing thousands of biomass samples for these properties, covering a wide variety of feedstocks.
We are looking for top-class applicants to develop bioprocessing IP at Celignis
We are pleased to announce that we have been selected to be awarded funding, through the Horizon 2020 Innosup Innovation Associate programme, to recruit a top-class person to lead the development of our bioprocess concept into a patentable process and prototype product with clear commercial potential.
The SAPHIRE (Self-Assembling Plant-based Hydrogels Induced by Redox Enzymes) project focuses on the production of environmentally-friendly, 100% plant-based, superior-quality hydrogels for food,
cosmetic and pharmaceutical applications.
The position has a salary of €69.5k for one year, plus €20k of training and €3.5k in relocation funds.
Please click here for further information on the position and how to apply.
Celignis Collaborating with Ibiocat on Biorefinery Solutions
Illinois-based Ibiocat, was founded by Charles Abbas, a leading light for over 40 years in biorefining.
Illinois-based Ibiocat, founded by Charles A. Abbas, and Ireland-based analytical provider Celignis, founded by Dan Hayes, have come together to develop bespoke bioeconomy solutions for clients that are looking to add value to their process residues generated from 1G and 2G ethanol plants.
Click here to read more about this exciting collaboration and here to download a promotional flyer.
We're Hosting a Review Meeting of H2020 Project ENABLING
The 2 day event will see all 16 partners of the ENABLING project discuss the progress to date.
This two-day event will see all 16 project partners discuss the progress made in the first 18 months of our Horizon 2020 project ENABLING and make plans for the activities to be undertaken in the second half of the project.
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).
Details the latests activities and findings of the ENABLING project
We are happy to announce that the 4th newsletter of the ENABLING project has been released.
ENABLING 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 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.
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