About GlasPort Bio

About GlasPort Bio

Over 10 years maximising the efficiency of natural resources through research and development while developing a range of innovative technologies.

Biotechnology innovation

Biotechnology innovation

GlasPort Bio is a biotechnology company based in Galway, Ireland where it has its research laboratories and offices. 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 over 10 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.

Mission

Our aim is to play a key role in a fully integrated bio-based economy, allowing stakeholders transition to low carbon economies.

Learn More about Dr Ruairi Friel.
Dr Ruairi Friel

Dr Ruairi Friel

CEO & Co-Founder

Ruairi is the founding CEO of GlasPort Bio and has 20 years’ experience …

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Prof Vincent O’Flaherty

Prof Vincent O’Flaherty

CSO & co-founder

Vincent is the Chairman and Chief Scientific Officer of GlasPort Bio and …

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Mr Andy Leyland

Mr Andy Leyland

Head of business development

Andy is an experienced senior executive with over 25 years international …

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Mr Killian O’Briain

Mr Killian O’Briain

Co-Founder & director

Killian is a co-founder of GlasPort Bio. He brings his extensive experience in …

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Dr Camilla Thorn

Dr Camilla Thorn

Scientific lead

Camilla is the Scientific Lead for GlasPort Bio having led the technical …

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Dr Dermot Hughes

Dr Dermot Hughes

Engineering lead

Dermot is the Engineering Lead for GlasPort Bio, and through his 10 years’ …

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Dr Aoife McCarthy

Dr Aoife McCarthy

Project manager

Aoife is the Project Manager at GlasPort Bio and brings with her 15 years’ …

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Dr Stephen Nolan

Dr Stephen Nolan

Field trials lead

Stephen is the Field Trials Lead at GlasPort Bio overseeing the large-scale …

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Quotation

The greatest problem solvers

We are, after all, the greatest problem solvers to have ever existed on Earth. If working apart, we are a force powerful enough to destabilize our planet. Surely working together, we are powerful enough to save it.

Veteran British broadcaster and documentary maker David Attenborough.

The GasAbate innovation is disruptive

The [GasAbate] innovation is disruptive and would be a game-changing technology. The impact for the environment is significant and it would put Europe worldwide on the leading edge

European Commission, EIC Review panel

2019 Climate Action Summit

The climate emergency is a race we are losing, but it is a race we can win.

António Guterres - Remarks at 2019 Climate Action Summit

The strongest lever

Cutting methane is the strongest lever we have to slow climate change over the next 25 years

Inger Andersen, Executive Director of the United Nations Environmental Programme