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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Take the SPIRE survey on H2020!

The SPIRE-PPP (the Sustainable Proess Industry through Resource & Energy Efficiency Public...

Consortia building workshop for IB Catalyst: Focus on Engineering

Manchester 09:30 - 16:00, 9th June 2015 This is a free consortium-building event to...

Communicating the Bioeconomy

The three UK Bioscience Leadership Councils - Industrial Biotechnology (IBLF),...

Communicating the Bioeconomy

Communicating the bioeconomy' – a series of infographics prepared by the three UK Bioscience Leadership Councils (IBLF, ATLC, SBLC). Further information on these infographics is available on request via

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Upcoming events

Wed 29 Apr 2015

Setting up and managing your Anaerobic Digestion plant

09:30 until 16:00

The Biorenewables Development Centre (BDC) and BioVale Skills team are holding a one-day training...

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Tue 05 May 2015

Skills for Industry - IBioIC

12:00 until 16:00

This half-day event aims to bring together industrial and academic members of the biotechnology...

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Mon 11 May 2015


All Day

BioTrinity is a European Biopartnering and Investment Conference, providing opportunities to meet...

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