GlasPort Bio is a biotechnology company with research laboratories and offices in Ireland and the UK. The key focus of GlasPort Bio is to maximise the efficiency of natural resources, deriving value streams from a variety of materials, often those deemed as waste.

Our technologies help to unlock ‘hidden’ commercial potential while allowing for a host of environmental benefits. We aim to play a key role in a fully integrated bio-based economy, allowing stakeholders transition to low carbon economies.

GlasPort Bio is built upon almost 15 years of research and development and has developed a range of innovative technologies for applications in multiple fields including agriculture, agri-food, green energy and biotechnology.

We are currently working on two projects: an ERA Net Smart Energy Systems (SES)/SEAI funding award (2019-2021) with our Italian partners KiRa Technologies using pig manure, and a €2.5 million EIC Accelerator funding award (2020-2022) to develop GasAbate N+ which acts on the microorganisms that cause gaseous emissions from stored slurry and manure.


Ruairi Friel

Ruairi Friel, BSc, PhD, MBA

Killian O’Briain

Aoife McCarthy

Aoife McCarthy, BSc, PhD
Project Manager

Vincent O'Flaherty

Prof Vincent O’Flaherty, BSc, PhD
Chairman & CSO

Mr. Andy Leyland
Head of Business Development

Dermot Hughes, BSc, PhD
Engineering Lead

Contact Us

    Unit 204,
    Business Innovation Centre,
    NUI Galway,
    Galway City,
    H91 TK33

    C/o Qubis Ltd,
    63 University Road,
    County Antrim,
    BT7 1NF,
    United Kingdom