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Published on June 18, 2007

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Slide1:  Overview 2006 Slide2:  Centre established late 2003 Jointly funded by the University of Abertay Dundee and the European Union Total project value £3M - £4M over 2003 - 2007 Provides laboratory space Direct access to specialist knowledge Slide3:  Mission is to link our environmental specialists * with organisations throughout Scotland Team comprises 80+ scientists, researchers, laboratory specialists Biowaste, Industrial Water Treatment, Energy Management, Contaminated Land, Mathematical and Predictive Modelling, Environmental Policy Development, Bioremediation, Water Analysis, Soil Scientists, …. Etc * Highest rating for a Scottish University in Environmental Research What is UNIQUE about ACE? :  What is UNIQUE about ACE? An organisation can be directly supported beyond initial audits and desk-top studies to Overcome environmental challenges Reduce compliance costs Develop new green products and services Develop competitive advantage For example:  For example A small rural hotel undergoes an audit via a Fastrack visit Waste Minimisation Club Green Tourism Business Scheme Part of ISO14001 Identifies a need to divert catering waste from landfill ACE Service Supports the hotel to: :  ACE Service Supports the hotel to: Conduct a waste measurement and monitoring programme. Commission and operate a composting operation. Test the produced compost. Train hotel staff to successfully operate a high quality composting operation. Case 1:  Case 1 Cairngorm Mountain Limited, Aviemore New project to support CML in a number of environmental activities. Includes waste minimisation, a transport audit and plan; and a potential seed bank to protect biodiversity. Anticipated benefits Protect reputation for stewardship of a pristine environment Developing competitive advantage safeguards existing jobs Case 2:  Case 2 Sports Turf Solutions Supports A number of Tayside Golf / Sports facilities Testing soil for leisure industry Benefits Reduction in volume of chemical / water use Developing competitive advantage protects existing jobs Potential for job creation Case 3:  Case 3 Textile Manufacturer, Tayside Advised on environmental legislation (IPPC) for new plant, and markets for green products. Staff training programme – environmental issues Benefits Potential 2 – 4 jobs created New product exploits green markets and protects existing jobs Case 4:  Case 4 Farmer Tom Composting, Perthshire Development of successful rural green waste composting operation ACE specialists provided: A tailor-made guide to efficiently manage the process Laboratory analysis of the composts Exploration of markets for the products Benefits: Rural diversification Supports local sustainability initiatives Product quality ensured Case 5:  Case 5 Andrew Cook Group Ltd, Fife Development of novel products from waste streams; manufactured top soil and cement stabilised reclaimed aggregate material. Product testing services Benefits: New revenue stream Job protection Case 6:  Case 6 Holiday Park in Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park Advised on a range of environmental issues to further improve the management of the site: slope stabilisation solid waste signage amenity block Benefits Improved environmental stewardship of the site Consolidation of commitment to GTBS Exploration of green tourism market secure and create jobs Improved profitability Case 7:  Case 7 Steel fabrication company specialising in the offshore oil business ACE provided guidance on: Regulatory compliance Waste management Benefits Provided list of contractors who deal with disposal of hazardous compounds Guidance offered by ACE used to bid for decommissioning work Consolidates diversification of business – improved income Safeguards jobs / job reaction Slide14:  Short Courses / Training Sustainable Urban Drainage On line course for environmental professionals. Toolbox training 2 day course for waste water treatment plant operators. CIWM Operator Competence Mentoring of Local Authority Operatives Environmental Management Delivered training package in Tanzania for World Bank. On line course developed in conjunction with EU partners. New MSc module currently under development for delivery at an Egyptian University Currently developing a range of environmental related training packages to be delivered to North East Scotland SMEs Slide15:  Teaching – post graduate andamp; undergraduate MSc Urban Water andamp; Environmental Management MSc Industrial Environmental Management MSc Water Pollution Control MSc Biotechnology BSc Natural Resource Management Post-graduate research: MPhil andamp; PhD Achievements:  Achievements To date ACE has supported andgt; 120 organisations (public and private) Generated ~ £1 million of economic gain to our clients Protected or created andgt;63 jobs Established joint partnership projects with Local Councils, Scottish Environment Protection Agency, the Recycling Institute, the Forestry Commission and Green Tourism Business Scheme, to deliver 'best value' Slide17:  The ACE website shows links to these partners Slide18:  ACE PROJECT OFFICERS Provide link between SMEs and 80+ specialists Slide19:  The Process? :  The Process? Initial contact by referral or direct contact to 01382 308543 or Allocate a named project officer who liaises between specialist staff and client to expedite enquiry. Or signpost to other providers. Slide21: 

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