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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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Cost-effective fuel production: Integrated process for Gas-to-liquid fuels.

MIT researches have examined gaseous substrates that could be made available at low cost and sufficiently large scale for industrial fuel production. To make it feasible they introduced a new bioconversion scheme that effectively converts syngas, generated from gasification of coal, natural gas, or biomass, into lipids that can be used for biodiesel production. The strategy used is an...
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Eco-efficient Process to Obtain Bioethanol from Potato Waste.

Biotechnology for Biofuels published a feasibility study to produce bioethanol from sweet potato residues (SPR) using enzymatic hydrolysis that has a large potential of being adopted by industry. China is the largest sweet potato producer and exporter in the world, with more than 71 million tons of sweet potatoes being produced each year. SPRs separated after extracting starch account...
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One-step fermentative production of PLGA from non-food renewable resources by engineered bacteria

Poly(lactic-co-glycolic) acid (PLGA) has attracted considerable interest as a  base material for biomedical applications due to its: (i) biocompatibility; (ii) tailored  biodegradation rate (depending on the molecular weight and copolymer ratio);  (iii) approval for clinical use in humans by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA);  (iv) potential to modify...
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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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Grow your bricks: Biocement the green alternative to traditional masonry.

The manufacture of concrete, one of the most energy intensive materials, uses limestone shale converted into Portland cement through high-heat processes. Both concrete and clay manufacturing include energy intensive processes for raw material extraction, transportation, and fuel sources for heating kilns. 40% of global CO 2 emissions are linked to the construction industry. An innovative...
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Innovation Award “Bio-based Material of the year 2016”: Top 6 candidates nominated!

For the ninth year in a row, the Innovation Award "Bio-based Material of the Year" will be awarded to the young, innovative bio-based material industry, finding suitable applications and markets for bio-based products. The competition focuses on new developments in these areas, which have had (or will have) a market launch in 2015 or 2016. This year, six bio-based materials and products...
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REPORT_ Second-Generation Biofuel Markets: State of Play, Trade and Developing Country Perspectives

In 2015 the production of second-generation biofuels became successful at commercial scale. Developing countries now face a new set of market opportunities and policy dilemmas to enhance their usage of biomass, which can now be transformed into more valuable products. United Nations Conference on Trade And Development (UNCTAD) published this report that focuses on how these market...
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Book your place now - MBI short course on IB: Biocatalysts through SynBio, 18-20 Apr

This unique training module will introduce options for integrating biocatalysis into chemical manufacturing processes, and also explore successful examples of biocatalyst design, process operation and biorefining for sustainable manufacturing. The Modular Training for the Bioprocess Industries Programme (MBI®) is run by the Department of Biochemical Engineering at UCL. In this module...
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Don’t miss out on the opportunity to showcase your technology at the Industrial Biotechnology Showcase Event

Interest is building in the Industrial Biotechnology Showcase (11th-12th February 2015 QEII Conference Centre), the programme is almost complete and registrations ( http://ibts.meeting-mojo.com ) are being received. However, the deadline for abstract submission is now fast approaching so don't leave it too late and risk missing your chance to showcase your technology at...
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Funding available for industry-led collaborative research projects using biotechnology

The Industrial Biotechnology Innovation Centre ( IBioIC )  has recently opened its latest Exemplar Project Competition and is inviting applications from industrially-led projects  with a total value of up to £250,000 that demonstrate a defined market need and commercial opportunity. Deadline for applications: 26th March 2015   Who can apply? ...
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What is Industrial Biotechnology? Steve Bagshaw, Chair of the IBLF explains

In an interview with Life Size Media, Steve Bagshaw, Chief Executive Officer at Fujifilm Diosynth Biotechnologies and Chair of the Industrial Biotechnology Leadership Forum (IBLF) gives a overview of industrial biotechnology. This video is part of Life Size Media's "Hug in the Snug" series of interviews of inventors, innovators, experts and enthusiasts. You can watch this...
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ERA-IB-2 and EuroTransBio 6th joint funding call launches today

ERA-IB-2 and EuroTransBio (ETB) have today (1st Dec) launched a sixth international joint call for multilateral research projects using Industrial Biotechnology (IB).  The main purpose of this call is to generate joint European research and development activities and to stimulate and unify researchers and academics who specialise in IB to work closely together and share funding...
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Learn about the Industrial Biotechnology Innovation Centre at the IBioIC conference, 22 January, Glasgow

IBioIC - The Journey's Started 22 January 2015, Glasgow 2014 has been a significant year for the IB sector in Scotland. Having been identified as a key growth area, the Industrial Biotechnology Innovation Centre ( IBioIC ) , was launched to promote and facilitate collaboration within industry and academia, to drive innovation, find commercial application for new technology...
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Event on developing "generic" Economic Modelling Tools for the IB sector, 21 November, London

This event will bring together modelling experts, industry representatives and "end-users" primarily from the industrial biotechnology sector to establish what is needed in terms of some "generic" economic modelling tools which people, even without a modelling background, can use to demonstrate the impact their concepts and ideas have on an example process. P2P (From Plants to...
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Early stage biotech SME? Apply now to enter a business competition & access resources you need to grow your business

The brand new IBLF awards are issuing a challenge to all early stage or even pre-revenue UK-based SMEs and spin outs to pitch their best ideas to an influential panel of industry experts. The Knowledge Transfer Network is running this new business competition with the aim of supporting early stage businesses working on technologies or processes utilising renewable and sustainable...
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Find out about the latest bio-based technologies at the Industrial Biotechnology Showcase 2015

The Industrial Biotechnology Showcase 2015 is a major UK business conference aimed at bringing together industry, academia and government agencies working towards a bio-economy. When:  11-12th Feb 2015 Where:  QEII Conference Centre, Broad Sanctuary, London, SW1P 3EE   The  Industrial Biotechnology Leadership Forum ...
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Funding opportunities and events from the ‘Crossing Biological Membranes' network

The BBSRC, with support from EPSRC, have committed £18M to fund 13 unique collaborative  Networks in Industrial Biotechnology and Bioenergy  (BBSRC NIBB). The ‘ Crossing Biological Membranes ' network ( CBMNet)  hosted at The University of Sheffield fosters collaborations between academia, industry, policy makers and NGOs in order to find new approaches to...
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BBSRC publishes Bioenergy Dialogue report

BBSRC has published a report about a pilot public dialogue on bioenergy which took place between September 2012 and December 2013. The report, 'BBSRC Bioenergy Dialogue' details the findings of the project, which aimed to explore public views regarding bioenergy, so that those views could be considered by BBSRC. It also aimed to pilot a new, distributed approach to public dialogue,...
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PDRA position in metabolic engineering and synthetic biology at IBERS, Aberystwyth

The Institute of Biological, Environmental and Rural Sciences (IBERS) has recently advertised a post-doctoral research assistant (PDRA) position in the area of metabolic engineering and synthetic biology to support a major industrial biotechnology initiative. Full details can be found  here . The closing data for applications is 13 December 2013. For information and application forms...
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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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Vacancy for trainee on EuropaBio's IB Team - Deadline 21st October

EuropaBio, which represents the biotechnology industry in Europe, has a vacancy for a trainee on its Industrial Biotechnology Team. As a trainee you would be working closely together with industry experts within a small but dynamic multinational team, based at the EuropaBio secretariat in Montgomery, central Brussels. This role would be ideal for someone who has just completed their...
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Global Challenges and the Bioeconomy – part of the solution or part of the problem?

2nd Bioeconomy Forum, 30 Sep - 1 Oct 2013, Brussels The 2nd Bioeconomy Forum, organised by CommNet (the research communication network on the Bioeconomy) , provides a great opportunity to share about communication in the Bioeconomy. This event will not only present panels with representatives from industry, agriculture and consumer organisations and workshops on Food Security,...
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