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The Biotechnology YES competition is open for applications until 29th May 2015.

Biotechnology YES, now in its 20th year, is an innovative competition developed to raise awareness of the commercialisation of ideas among early career researchers. The competition is funded...

Microalgae Mission to USA: Event review

Microalgae Mission to USA 8-13 March 2015 NB: Blog written for UK SIN website for a general audience In our sea and waterways live organisms capable of supplying us...

Pre-announcement: Algal Bioenergy Special Interest Group SPARK Plus awards

Opens: April 2015 Closes: late May 2015 NERC and Innovate UK are pleased to announce that a call for SPARK Plus Awards will be published in April 2015 through the joint Algal...

Algae from clogged waterways could serve as biofuels and fertilizer

Water-borne algal blooms from farm fertilizer runoff can destroy aquatic life and clog rivers and lakes, but scientists at a meeting of the American Chemical Society have reported that they are...

11th International Conference on 
Renewable Resources & Biorefineries, 3 – 5 June, York

Call for abstracts http://www.rrbconference.com/call-abstrats Register here http://www.rrbconference.com/registration   Delegates from university, industry, governmental and...

New collaboration to explore opportunities for "Agriculture at Sea" in the Netherlands

A collaborative venture between leading institutes in the Netherlands is aiming to explore the contours of a sustainable seaweed chain this year.  The project includes various Wageningen UR...

UK Government publishes Building a high value bioeconomy report

Following the March 2014 House of Lords Science and Technology Committee report, 'Waste or resource? Stimulating a bioeconomy' the government agreed tht there is an enormous opportunity for...

Catch up on the latest algal bioenergy news, events and funding

We have just published the latested edition of the Algal Bioenergy Special Interest Group (AB SIG) newsletter, which this month features even more news updates, forthcoming events, and...

Find out more about funding to help maximise value from existing feedstocks

Maximising Value from Existing Feedstocks: Funding Workshop, 17 March 2015, Birmingham The Plants to Products (   P2P ) BBSRC Network in Industrial Biotechnology and Bioenergy...

Plant Based Summit 8-10 April, 2015, Lille

Date:  08.04.2015 to 10.04.2015 Registration and information Document:    PBS 2015 Programme.pdf    See the Conference Program here The...

Malaria vaccine candidate produced from algae

Researchers at University of California, San Diego School of Medicine have used algae as a mini-factory to produce a malaria parasite protein. The algae-produced protein, paired with an...

Horizon 2020 open calls

The ABSIG has gone through the H2020 calls currently open and relevant to algae and made them available in one document. Calls relate to biofuels, water management and CO2 mitigation - so check...

New algae species helps corals survive in the hottest reefs on the planet

A new species of algae has been discovered in reef corals of the Persian (Arabian) Gulf where it helps corals to survive seawater temperatures of up to 36 degrees Celsius - temperatures that...

European Algae Biomass Conference

Date: Wednesday 22 April 2015 - Thursday 23 April 2015 Location: Amsterdam, The Netherlands Register here     ACI’s 5th annual European Algae Biomass...

Funding available for industry-led collaborative research projects using biotechnology

The Industrial Biotechnology Innovation Centre ( IBioIC )  has recently opened its latest Exemplar Project Competition and is inviting applications from industrially-led...

COURSE: Towards the rational exploitation and conservation of algal genetic resources, 11-12 May, Oban

Thanks to generous sponsorship by NERC , SAMS are offering this cutting edge course to just twenty participants at the heavily discounted price of £75 (VAT exempt) per participant. Places will...

EVENT: European Seaweed Production and Marketability, 13-14 May, Oban

On 13th and 14th of May, the Scottish Association for Marine Science will be proudly hosting the major actors of EU Seaweed Aquaculture in a world first inter-institute event ...

Latest Funding calls for industrial biotech or biobased R&D

Download the list of latest funding calls for IB & bio-based R&D, includes National schemes: Innovate UK, BBSRC, Scottish Enterprise and the IBioIC to name a few; and European. Follow...

NEW SBRI call: Phosphorus & Priority Chemicals

Key features: Competition to develop new and innovative solutions to recover phosphorus and/or priority substances from the water environment. Highlands and Islands...

Biorefinery Roadmap for Scotland highlights macroalgae as a longer term feedstock

In the next step towards growing Scotland’s bioeconomy, the Scottish Industrial Biotechnology Development Group, supported by Scottish Enterprise, has released the Biorefinery Roadmap for...
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Reduction and Utilization of Food Loss and Waste, 26 May, Norway

SINTEF's CYCLE administration team and the Norwegian Industrial Biotechnology Network are...

Total Food 2014, 11th-13th November, Norwich

Total Food 2014 is the fourth in a series of international conferences which focus on the...

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Maximising Value from Existing Feedstocks: Funding Workshop, 17 March 2015, Birmingham The Plants to Products (   P2P ) BBSRC Network in Industrial Biotechnology and Bioenergy...

15 PhD positions available in algal research and biotechnology

Do you hold a MSc degree or are you expecting to complete one before July 15th, 2015? If you want to undertake further doctoral research and training as part of an international and highly...

Solazyme wins Green Synthetic Pathways Award for its tailored oils produced from microalgal fermentation

Solazyme, Inc ., has won a 2014   Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Award  for Greener Synthetic Pathways for its tailored oils produced from microalgal fermentation. ...

Algal Biotechnology and Bioenergy SPARK call closes tomorrow

Do you have a bright idea for a new collaborative project? Are you part of a small or medium sized enterprise (SME) or University/Research Institut e? The Algal Bioenergy...

Algal Biotechnology and Bioenergy SPARK call closes tomorrow

Do you have a bright idea for a new collaborative project? Are you part of a small or medium sized enterprise (SME) or University/Research Institut e? The Algal Bioenergy...

Ecover trials synthetically modified algal oils as alternative to palm oils

Ecover has announced its intention trial algal oils derived from synthetically modified organisms in its products.   In a statement on their website they say “The term synthetic biology...

Unilever's Lux Becomes First Soap Brand to Utilize Solazyme's Sustainable Algal Oils

Solazyme's Algal Oils are derived from oil-producing microalgae that are cultivated sustainably and responsibly. The oils are produced in a matter of days using a fermentation process designed...

New call for up to 6 Algal Biotech SPARK Awards

Do you have a bright idea for a new collaborative project? Are you part of a small or medium sized enterprise (SME) or University/Research Institut e? The Algal Bioenergy...

New call for up to 6 Algal Bioenergy SPARK Awards

Do you have a bright idea for a new collaborative project? Are you part of a small or medium sized enterprise (SME) or University/Research Institut e? The Algal Bioenergy...

InCrops innovation vouchers - simple funding to help businesses innovate

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