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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Find out more about Horizon 2020 funding opportunities for 2016/17 in Primary Producton, Food, Marine, Bioeconomy

Would you like to find out more about Horizon 2020 funding o pportunities for 2016/17 in Primary Producton, Food, Marine and the Bioeconomy ? The Knowledge Transfer Network (KTN),...

Microalgae for Aviation Biofuels, 24 November 2015 at Birmingham Airport

The Algal Bioenergy Special Interest Group (ABSIG) is organising a free one-day workshop on Algae as a Tool in Ecosystem Services: Microalgae to Aviation Biofuels on 24th November...

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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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Modular Training for the Bioprocess Industries

UCL's MBI: Short courses in bioprocessing, designed specifically for industrialists.

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