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Zero Waste Scotland Circular Economy Investment Fund

Zero Waste Scotland is investing European Regional Development Funds to help small and medium businesses be resource efficient and create a more circular economy. The programme will deliver its ambitions through four areas of activity: Increasing the scale and provision of services to SMEs in Scotland to become more efficient in their use of resources Stimulating new...
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New Recyclable & Bio-based Foam

A team of students from the Center for Sustainable Polymers, Minnesota University, is the grand prize winner in the $10,000 Dow Sustainability Innovation Student Challenge Award (SISCA). The award, made possible by a collaboration between the University of Minnesota’s Institute on the Environment and the Dow Chemical Company, recognizes and rewards students and universities for...
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A novel cell factory for cost-effective production of ethanol from dairy waste

Biotechnology for Biofuels published a new bio-process that optimises the production of ethanol from dairy industry waste. This process has minimized the bio-process to one single step by re-engineering   Lactococcus lactis strain. In using a cell factory system strategy the researchers reduced the cost of the production of ethanol from whey permeate making this new bio-process...
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A stepping-stone for Circular Economy & Bioremediation of Plastic Pollution

Poly(ethylene terephthalate) – PET -  is used extensively worldwide in plastic products: Because it’s difficult to degrade it is the major contaminant in many ecosystems. One approach to solve this problem is the synthesis of degradable products from renewable resource. However, this approach provides solutions for the feature. A recent publication in Science by Japanese researchers...
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Visit the Knowledge Transfer Network and Innovate UK at RESOURCE 2015

Visit the Knowledge Transfer Network and Innovate UK at RESOURCE 2015. KTN is proud to support Resource which is the only event that has been developed specifically to cater to businesses adopting circular economy models and strategies. Resource is a free to attend three day congress which combines an expo, workshops and conference programme on the circular...
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Business models competition: Retaining value in durable goods through a circular economy

Innovate UK is to invest up to £800k in feasibility studies into the business case for retaining value in durable goods through reuse, remanufacture or leasing/maintenance. Projects should explore commercial models for a circular economy of goods in which resources are kept in productive use for longer following primary production – ideally at the same value/use. Projects will be...
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