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Independent research organisation The James Hutton Institute has set out a target to reach net zero emissions from its activities by 2035. In its new Climate Action Plan 2035, the Hutton also commits to reach net zero emissions from other indirect sources, such as emissions from suppliers, by 2040.

The recent contraction of the Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB) coupled with the closure of Sutton Bridge Crop Storage Research has paved the way for the establishment of a new network of post-harvest research facilities across the UK.

The third round of the Arctic Connections Fund was launched in March 2023 to help Scottish organisations and communities collaborate with partners in the Arctic. It promotes exchange of expertise on shared issues and aims to raise awareness of common ambitions in line with the Arctic policy framework.

The James Hutton Institute in Aberdeen has invested in the latest hi-tech laboratory equipment to help keep it at the top of the world league in mineralogy and address challenges across soil health, from food security to carbon storage.

Work to drive the understanding of the importance of Scotland’s peatland to the natural environment and greenhouse gas emissions budgets by The James Hutton Institute’s peatland research team has been shortlisted in the Conservation Science Award at RSPB Scotland’s prestigious Nature of Scotland Awards.

Efforts to discover the mystery cause of a devastating horse disease called equine grass sickness (EGS) have turned to soil science. A collaboration between soil specialists at The James Hutton Institute in Aberdeen, animal health experts at Moredun Research Institute and the Equine Grass Sickness Fund is hoping to find clues to the origin.