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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Industrial Biotechnology Catalyst: Round 2 results announced

24 ground-breaking projects have won a share of funding to develop their innovative ideas...

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...

How good practice in design and data visualisation can support innovation

The use of data is becoming increasingly important to innovators across the KTN. High...

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Upcoming events

Tue 31 Mar 2015

Anaerobic Digestion 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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Wed 08 Apr 2015

Plant Based Summit

All Day

Plant Based Summit focusses on the innovation, co-development and operational implementation...

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Wed 08 Apr 2015

Renewable Feedstocks: A Fantasy or Reality?

10:00 until 18:00

The Centre for Sustainable Chemical Technologies (CSCT) will be bringing together expert speakers...

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