SAC (Scottish Agricultural College)
SAC (the Scottish Agricultural College) is an innovative, knowledge based organisation, which supports the development of land based industries and communities through its expert advisory and consultancy services, education and training provision and specialist research and development resources.
Its work is wide ranging but there is a particular emphasis on agriculture and related sciences, rural business development and management, food chain quality and safety and rural resource and environmental management.
For over 20 years, SAC has combined the expertise of economists, biologists and engineers in assessing the potential of renewable energy. ¬†Consultancy services are offered for all the major land based renewable energy technologies including wind, hydro, anaerobic digestion, biomass, solar, ground source heating and biofuels for transport.¬† Projects assess commercial feasibility, biological efficiency and strategic significance.¬† Clients include rural businesses, industrial companies, the Scottish Government, a number of Scottish local authorities, Scottish Enterprise ‚Äď Energy, Highlands and Islands Enterprise, ITI Life Sciences, the EU, levy boards and co-operatives based in the UK and elsewhere.
Using its Scotland-wide network, SAC provides a unique mechanism for the transfer of knowledge and ideas which emerge, both from its own research and development activities and from other expert sources.
SAC has three main campuses, at Aberdeen, Ayr and Edinburgh, twenty three advisory offices, eight veterinary centres and five experimental farms. SAC has an annual turnover of around ¬£55 million and approximately 900 staff.
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