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Improving Biorefineries Efficiency with Bubbles

A team of researchers from Japan's Tohoku University has developed a new method for the pre- treatment of biomass that could lead to more efficient production of biofuels and biochemicals. The new method involves crushing the leaves and stalks of maize plants and placing the resulting powder in a solution of sodium percarbonate (SP). The product is then passed through a "hydrodynamic...
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Launch of the European Industrial Symbiosis Association

What is EUR-ISA? Last week, the European Industrial Symbiosis Association (EUR-ISA) was oficially launched at the European Parliament. It brings together  the organisations responsible for 10 established industrial symbiosis programmes (collectively engaged with more than 20,000 companies across Europe). The f ounding members of EUR-ISA include networks from Belgium,...
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Consultancy position with the National Non-Food Crops Centre (NNFCC)

The National Non-Food Crops Centre (NNFCC) is seeking to recruit a consultant to undertake technology, policy and market research & analysis and assist in the preparation of client reports.  NNFCC works in the areas of feedstocks, bioenergy, bio-based products, biofuels and biorefining. Deadline for applications: 16th August 2013. Find out more at: ...
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Wood residues: Diverse applications across many sectors

Wood residues offer enormous opportunity to add value and contribute to the biobased economy. The main components in wood, lignin and cellulose form the raw materials for a diverse array of chemicals and fuels with a multitude of applications (e.g. packaging; personal care products; biofuels; fine, speciality & bulk chemicals).     Lignin ...
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UK-Norway Directory

We will be launching an industrial UK-Norway directory this Spring. It will feature a list of companies and RTOs in both the UK and Norway, engaged in biorefining and industrial biotechnology . The directory will be free both to produce and to acquire. However, it will be funded by enhanced advertising by those in the directory or wishing to be visible to its readers. Some of you may get...
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Norway

A quick update on our work with Norway in Industrial Biotechnology and Biorefining. We've been discussing opportunities for mutual activity. The starting point is some consultancy work to scope out the synergies and opportunities - we've selected the winning proposal and the Biosciences KTN will make this public knowledge soon.   We have worked together on a memorandum...
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