« BackTralee based company to receive €900,000 in EU funding

A company based in Tralee has been earmarked for a major EU grant to tackle losses in oil seed crops using Irish seaweed.

Brandon Bioscience stands to gain up to €900,000 under the Horizon 2020 programme for its “Sea More Yield” project.

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The company currently manufactures marine-based bio-stimulant matter used in crop production in over 40 countries.

Managing Director Paul Mullins says the proposed grant will allow the company to develop research on the properties contained in seaweed.