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Innovate UK Funding Competition: Advancing Analytical Technologies For Biopharmaceutical Processes

Innovate UK will invest up to £4m, in collaborative R&D projects, to address the UK biopharmaceutical industry’s need for improved analytical technologies to support the development of...

Producing Ethylene from Algae

Currently made most often from petroleum and natural gas, ethylene is used in the manufacture of plastics and polyester, and ranks as the largest petrochemical produced by volume around the...

Carbon Nanofibres Made From CO2 in the Air

Scientists in the US have found a way to take carbon dioxide (CO2) from the air and make carbon nanofibres, a valuable manufacturing material. Their solar-powered system runs a small...

Everyday Chemistry: How Chemistry Plays an Integral Role in Many Sectors

David Cole-Hamilton, President of the European Association for Chemical and Molecular Sciences (EuCheMS) explains how chemistry is all around and plays an integral role in many sectors… ...

Which universities are the most innovative?

Ellie Bothwell introduces our four ‘innovation indicators’ and reveals the strongest performers as we visualise a new ranking based on university-industry collaboration He adds: “It is...

Work Starts at Airbus on the Largest Carbon Fibre Wings in Civil Aviation

Airbus has announced that assembly has begun in Broughton, North Wales on the wings for the first Airbus A350–1000. The wing has the same span of the company’s current A350–900 but 90% of...

Researchers Use Biotechnology to Recycle Carbon Fibre

Researchers at the Hohenstein Institute in Germany are studying a new way of recycling carbon fibres using biotechnology. Trials at the Hohenstein Institute have shown how biotechnology can...

Down to Business: the Role that Research and Innovation play to Economic Growth

There was no mention of science in George Osborne’s budget statement on 8 July, which is unusual for a chancellor of the exchequer who has often spoken about the vital role that research...

New Polymer Stores Energy at High Temperatures without Breaking Down

Pennsylvania State University researchers have created a new polymer that is able to store energy at higher temperatures than conventional polymers without breaking down. In their paper...

New two-dimensional tin material created

The onward march of new two-dimensional materials continues: researchers from China and the US have reported the first successful fabrication of an atom thick layer of tin – stanene . The...

EU - Latin America dialogue on Raw Materials September 2015: Extension of deadline for registration

As a follow up of the Raw Materials Diplomacy Event organised by the European Commission in March 2014 in Lima, Perú with a number of Latin American countries (Argentina, Brazil, Chile,...

UK’S NUMBER ONE MANUFACTURING EXPORTER SAYS GROWTH SET TO CONTINUE

Britain’s £50 billion chemical and pharmaceutical industry continues to show solid growth in 2015. In the latest survey of its members by the Chemical Industries Association most companies...

KYROBIO Project August 2015 Newsletter Now Available!

The August edition of the KYROBIO Newsletter is now available to read online on the Kyrobio website. Project Partners have been busy demonstrating results so far from Kyrobio in the form...

10 recommendations to enable a 50 billion euro industrial biotechnology market in Europe by 2030

The BIO-TIC project  –  has launched its final roadmap for tackling barriers to industrial biotechnology in Europe entitled ‘The bioeconomy enabled – A roadmap to a thriving...

Chemical Synthesis in the 21st Century: Dial-a-Molecule Annual Meeting 2015 Report

“ Chemical Synthesis in the 21st Century ” was the third running of the Dial-a-Molecule Annual Meeting series.  Returning to the University of Warwick, the meeting was held on the 30 June...

5 Chemistry Inventions that Enabled the Modern World

Did you know that the discovery of a way to make ammonia was the single most important reason for the world’s population explosion from 1.6 billion in 1900 to 7 billion today? Or that...

The KTN are Recruiting a New Head of Chemistry

The Knowledge Transfer Network is looking for a person to head up the well established chemistry team. This is a senior position in the organisation, managing a small team that is responsible...

Academics lack understanding to make business-university links work, says study

Report says projects fail when scholars obsessed with “shiny things” ignore business needs A third of companies surveyed for a new study say that academics lack the commercial understanding...

Super-Elastic Wire Stretches Without Losing Power

A conducting wire that can be stretched to 14 times its original length has been developed by scientists at the University of Texas at Dallas, US. They say it could find use in flexible...

Chemical Firms Seek Better Grasp of Biomanufacturing

Hope and expectation surround the chemical industry’s increasing adoption of biotechnological manufacturing – but today, their lengthy development times and complex processes mean frustration...
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New UK Bio-based plastics consortium

A consortium named Admit BioSuccInnovate is to explore the use of...

£6.5M for Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) in the Real World

Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) in the Real World is a £6.5M programme funded under the AMR...

Complete Biosynthesis of Opioids in Yeast

Stanford scientists have expressed a collection of 21 genes including those of yeast, plants,...

Recovery of Rare Earths from Electronic Wastes document

A new document “Recovery of Rare Earths from Electronic wastes: An opportunity for High-Tech...

Scotland to ban growing of GM crops

The Scottish Government has taken the controversial decision to ban the growing of genetically...