Impact through science
Harnessing the expertise, intellectual properties, facilities and resources of the James Hutton Institute, James Hutton Limited offers commercial customers a comprehensive range of analytical, commercial research, crop science, consultancy and scientific project services.
At the James Hutton Institute's Aberdeen site, a number of services from analytical chemistry laboratories, excel at problem solving for extractive industries.
James Hutton Institute science can support the aquaculture industry to measure and minimise impact and cost and to support good health and well-being through a wide range of scientific and research services.
The James Hutton Institute’s Dundee site is highly regarded as a world-class centre of crop science and research.
Much of the research at the James Hutton Institute leads back to the environment – James Hutton was a leading figure of the Scottish Enlightenment, an eighteenth century golden age of intellectual and scientific achievements.
James Hutton Limited works closely with the food and drink industry in a wide range of capacities including food provenance, authenticity, contamination and traceability.
The multi-disciplinary scientific expertise available at the James Hutton Institute is ideally suited to address issues facing the developing renewable energy sector in the UK and internationally.
James Hutton Limited is one of ten European partners of the Water Test Network; an ERDF funded project which supports SMEs in North-West Europe (NWE) to test, demonstrate and develop new products for the water sector.
The James Hutton Institute, and its predecessor organisations, is synonymous with soils with over 90 years experience of working with soils and farmers, as well as being responsible for the National Soils Database for Scotland.
James Hutton Limited can help support work such as harbour construction or enlargement, flood defence systems, construction of new buildings, which will require an MS-LOT licence.
The analysis of a wide range of stable isotopes, bulk and compound specific analysis of light isotopes including, Carbon, Nitrogen, Oxygen and Hydrogen, and heavy isotopes, including Strontium, Neodymium, Samarium and Lead.
Bioinformatics is an interdisciplinary field that involves the development and application of computational methods for the analysis of large-scale biological data ranging.
A leading forensic research and analysis service with unparalleled experience in analysis of soils, waters and other ecological/environmental materials.
Innovations and resources from the James Hutton Institute, available for your own laboratory or research.
GIS is the backbone of 21st century environmental planning and decision making; knowing where to make changes, what to expect, how to measure impacts and interventions, all rely on good GIS.
Electron Microscopy is an extremely versatile tool which allows the study of both morphology and material composition from virtually all areas of science and technology.
Molecular Diagnostic tests can detect specific sequences in plant DNA or RNA that may be associated with disease resistance, quality/agronomic traits and varietal issues.
James Hutton Limited is home to Mylnefield Lipid Analysis, a specialist lipid laboratory established at the James Hutton Institute in 1995 by Bill Christie and Frank Gunstone, renowned lipid analysis experts.
X-ray Powder Diffraction (XRPD) can be used to identify crystalline substances, such as most minerals. The James Hutton Institute XRPD team are global specialists in the analysis of clay minerals by this technique.
Improving science and society through an understanding of variation, uncertainty and risk.
Techniques providing quantitative and qualitative analysis of organic and inorganic contaminants / pollutants in a variety of matrices including, but not limited to waters, chemicals and soils.
FTIR Spectroscopy is an extremely versatile analytical technique which can provide a chemical fingerprint for a diverse range of both organic and inorganic samples.
Trialling crop products at the James Hutton Institute can be used to secure chemical approval from the Chemicals Regulation Division.
Our expertise in all aspects of crop science – including breeding, diagnostics, soils, pathogens, genetics and phytochemistry, lends itself to the burgeoning European cannabis and hemp agricultural sector.
Breeders and scientists at James Hutton Limited and the James Hutton Institute use advanced breeding techniques supported by world-leading scientific expertise, ensuring the most innovative soft fruit and potato varieties.
James Hutton Limited manages a number of collaborative projects with industry partners who seek to benefit from scientific research and innovations.