The IBLF is a dedicated team to drive and support uptake of industrial biotechnology (IB) in the UK manufacture of chemicals and materials.

£12bn potential UK market for IB in chemicals manufacture by 2025.

Many commercialised UK manufactured IB products and processes already, including >300 biocatalytic processes; >400 fermentations; >1000 bio-based products.

UK Research Councils and Innovate UK has recently committed significant investment in facilities and R&D projects for IB: 13 Networks focussing on IB and Bioenergy; £45m IB Catalyst Fund for R&D and innovation projects in 2014.


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Tue 03 Mar 2015

Greater interface efficiency in chemical value chains

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Greater interface efficiency in chemical value chains–challenges & potential 3 March 2015...

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Tue 03 Mar 2015


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Visit the Knowledge Transfer Network and Innovate UK at RESOURCE 2015. KTN is proud to support...

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Wed 04 Mar 2015

The future of food and the bioeconomy

09:00 until 16:00

A series of one-day workshops throughout the first half of 2015 will help regional businesses...

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