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New centre opens in Japan to grow microalgae for biofuel

Denso Corp., will open a microalgae cultivation and testing center in April 2016 in western Japan. Denso is a major supplier to Toyota Motor Corp.'s and is better known for its fuel injectors,...

Microalgae for Aviation Biofuels, 24 November 2015 at Birmingham Airport

The Algal Bioenergy Special Interest Group (ABSIG) is organising a free one-day workshop on Algae as a Tool in Ecosystem Services: Microalgae to Aviation Biofuels on 24th November...

Making more of Bioeconomy R&D Results, 6-7 October 2015 in Brussels.

The ProBIO Project is holding a conference on "Making more of Bioeconomy R&D Results" on 6-7 October 2015 in Brussels. The conference is divided per topic, so you can choose the day...

Project partners sought for SPIRE proposal on sytematic approaches for resource efficient water management systems in process industries

A project proposal for the SPIRE-1-2016 (Sustainable Process Industries through Resource & Energy Efficiency) “Systematic approaches for resource efficient water management systems in...

New €106 million released by Bio-based Industries JU to research innovative ways of using renewable resources

The Bio-based Industries (BBI) Joint Undertaking has published the second part of the 2015 call now focused on research and innovation actions, including demonstration actions. Deadline...

Algae nutrient recycling is a triple win

Nitrogen and phosphate nutrients are among the biggest costs in cultivating algae for biofuels. Sandia molecular biologists Todd Lane and Ryan Davis have recently shown they can recycle about...

BusinessGreen Technology Awards: celebrating innovative clean technologies

BusinessGreen has announced the launch of the inaugural BusinessGreen Technology Awards to celebrate the UK's most exciting and innovative clean technologies. Entries should...

Company seeking exo-polysaccharide producing microalgae

A UK SME is seeking an exo-polysaccharide producing microalgae strain for biosurfactant applications. The arrangement can be a supply or collaborative project and can be an academic or...

Modified cyanobacteria key to bio-plastic industry

Ethylene, a plastic precursor, is currently derived from petrochemical sources. But ethylene’s ubiquity as a building block in plastics and chemicals masks an underlying environmental cost....

Opportunity to join NERC's Strategic Programme Advisory Group

We have been alerted to an opportunity to join NERC's Strategic Programme Advisory Group (SPAG): http://www.nerc.ac.uk/about/organisation/advisory/spag/nomination/ SPAG members are...

Common pond algae reveals unexpected metabolic capabilities for carbohydrate and natural product biochemistry

Researchers at the John Innes Centre have found a set of previously unclassified genes in a single cell algae that inhabits many of our ponds - Euglena gracilis . They suggest that these newly...

August edition of KTN's algal bioenergy newsletter is available now

We have just published the August edition of our  Algal Bioenergy Special Interest Group (ABSIG) newsletter  - with a fresh new look! As usual it is packed with information on the...

Have you read KTN's IB Newsletter this month?

The August edition of KTN's Industrial Biotechnology (IB) newsletter is now out, bringing you all the latest news, events and funding programmes. If you are not on our mailing list, you...

Independent reports highlight economic benefits of bioscience

Two independent reports from Capital Economics have highlighted how bioscience is benefitting the UK economy. The first report,  The British bioeconomy: An assessment of the impact of...

SAMS co-founds off-the-shelf seaweed farm company

The Scottish Association for Marine Science has co-founded a company to develop off-the-shelf seaweed farms following its key role in a ground-breaking European project. AT~SEA Technologies...

Researchers screen micro-algae strains for large scale low cost biotechnology applications

A recently published paper in Scientific Reports  has looked at a set of marine micro-algae strains which could be considered as possible candidates for large scale/low cost biotech...

An all-natural sunscreen derived from algae

For consumers searching for just the right sunblock this summer, the options can be overwhelming. But scientists are now turning to the natural sunscreen of algae — which is also found in fish...

BASF and Solazyme launch the first commercial microalgae-derived betaine surfactant

BASF and Solazyme, Inc., a renewable microalgae oil and ingredients company, have announced the launch of the first commercial surfactant derived from microalgae oil, a high performance algal...

UK-Argentina workshop 'SynBio for Biotech & Bioenergy' (7-8 Sept 2015)

This workshop, held on 7-8 September 2015 at the University of Surrey, is part of the activities of a BBSRC International Partnering Award to facilitate collaboration between academic and...

CPI launches project to produce bio-methane from seaweed through Anaerobic Digestio

The Centre for Process Innovation (CPI) has announced that it is leading a £2.78 million UK based collaboration to help strengthen the UK’s position as a world leader in industrial...
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