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  Expanding the utility of Irish grains, bringing added value potential to the Irish tillage sector (CW_2024014_Teagasc)


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  Dr David Ryan, Dr Sinead Morris, Mrs Lisa Ryan  No more applications being accepted  Funded PhD Project (Students Worldwide)

About the Project

Project Key Words: (enter 3 to help advertise on online platforms) Brewing and Distilling, Whiskey production,

Post summary

The Irish distilling industry has seen remarkable growth since 2010, with the number of GI Irish whiskey distilleries soaring from four to over 42 by 2022. Ireland, known for its unique pot still whiskey production methods governed by a Department of Agriculture technical file, has primarily relied on foreign expertise, limiting research on traditional pot still whiskey. Proposed amendments to the technical file are undergoing review, potentially redefining the category and altering raw material ratios to ensure industry innovation while honouring tradition. A significant proposal is to allow up to 30% of cereals like oats, wheat, or rye in Pot Still Irish Whiskey.

This project's core objective is to optimise the Irish pot still category, utilising native grains, boosting demand for diverse Irish grain, and creating opportunities for local tillage farmers. It also aims to enhance domestic research and technical expertise, reducing dependence on foreign support. The project involves developing new recipes within GI technical file guidelines, analysing their impact on Irish Pot Still whiskey characteristics and quality. The second phase supports pilot-scale facilities mirroring industry practices, ensuring a seamless transition from lab-scale to larger production. Facilities at the National Centre for Brewing and Distilling (NCBD) in Teagasc, Oak Park, will facilitate scaling up lab-developed methods.

Person specification

Qualifications

Essential

·      Honors Degree (minimum 2:1) in the specific area or related area including brewing, food science, bioscience and /or agriculture disciplines.

·      The successful candidate should be self-motivated and willing to develop technical skills across a range of disciplines

Skills & Competencies

Essential

·       Applicants whose first language is not English must demonstrate on application that they meet SETU’s English language requirements and provide all necessary documentation. See Page 7 of the Code of Practice.

·       In order to be shortlisted for interview, you must meet the SETU English speaking requirements so please provide evidence in your application.  

·       The successful candidate should be self-motivated and willing to develop technical skills across a range of disciplines.


Agriculture (1) Biological Sciences (4) Food Sciences (15)

Funding Notes

Supervisor(s)

Dr Sinead Morris and Dr David Ryan -SETU

Dr Ewen Mullins and Mrs Lisa Ryan – Teagasc

Research Group

enviroCORE

Department /School/Faculty

Applied Science

Duration

4 Years(48 Months )

Status: Full-time / Part-time

Full Time

Funding information

Teagasc Walsh Fellow

Value of the scholarship per year for 4 years

Stipend: €25,000

Fees: €6,000

 


References

Further information
For any informal queries, please contact Dr Sinead Morris (sinead.morris@setu.ie) cc'ing Dr Ewen Mullins (ewen.mullins@teagasc.ie)
For queries relating to the application and admission process, please contact the Postgraduate Admissions Office researchadmissions@setu.ie or telephone +353 (0)51 302883.
For queries relating to the funding programme, please email sarah.obrien@setu.ie
University Website https://www.setu.ie/
Application procedure
Download the Research Postgraduate Application Form and return the completed application to researchadmissions@setu.ie quoting advert reference code CW_2024014_Teagasc from the above table in the email subject line.
Please note that paper submissions will not be accepted.
Further information
For any informal queries, please contact Dr Sinead Morris (sinead.morris@setu.ie) cc'ing Dr Ewen Mullins (ewen.mullins@teagasc.ie)
For queries relating to the application and admission process, please contact the Postgraduate Admissions Office researchadmissions@setu.ie or telephone +353 (0)51 302883.
For queries relating to the funding programme, please email sarah.obrien@setu.ie
University Website https://www.setu.ie/
Application procedure
Download the Research Postgraduate Application Form and return the completed application to researchadmissions@setu.ie quoting advert reference code CW_2024014_Teagasc from the above table in the email subject line.
Please note that paper submissions will not be accepted.
Further information
For any informal queries, please contact Dr Sinead Morris (sinead.morris@setu.ie) cc'ing Dr Ewen Mullins (ewen.mullins@teagasc.ie)
For queries relating to the application and admission process, please contact the Postgraduate Admissions Office researchadmissions@setu.ie or telephone +353 (0)51 302883.
For queries relating to the funding programme, please email sarah.obrien@setu.ie
University Website https://www.setu.ie/
Application procedure
Download the Research Postgraduate Application Form and return the completed application to researchadmissions@setu.ie quoting advert reference code CW_2024014_Teagasc from the above table in the email subject line.
Please note that paper submissions will not be accepted.
Further information
For any informal queries, please contact Dr Sinead Morris (sinead.morris@setu.ie) cc'ing Dr Ewen Mullins (ewen.mullins@teagasc.ie)
For queries relating to the application and admission process, please contact the Postgraduate Admissions Office researchadmissions@setu.ie or telephone +353 (0)51 302883.
For queries relating to the funding programme, please email sarah.obrien@setu.ie
University Website https://www.setu.ie/
Application procedure
Download the Research Postgraduate Application Form and return the completed application to researchadmissions@setu.ie quoting advert reference code CW_2024014_Teagasc from the above table in the email subject line.
Please note that paper submissions will not be accepted.
Further information
For any informal queries, please contact Dr Sinead Morris (sinead.morris@setu.ie) cc'ing Dr Ewen Mullins (ewen.mullins@teagasc.ie)
For queries relating to the application and admission process, please contact the Postgraduate Admissions Office researchadmissions@setu.ie or telephone +353 (0)51 302883.
For queries relating to the funding programme, please email sarah.obrien@setu.ie
University Website https://www.setu.ie/
Application procedure
Download the Research Postgraduate Application Form and return the completed application to researchadmissions@setu.ie quoting advert reference code CW_2024014_Teagasc from the above table in the email subject line.
Please note that paper submissions will not be accepted.
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