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Scientists identify key components in the formation of rubber from dandelions

As someone who spent quite a bit of time weeding dandelions out of flowers beds over the weekend, I was pleased to discover that the press release below puts a more positive spin on these tough...

Creating thermal insulation and packaging foam from wood particles

Since most foam materials are made of petrochemical plastics, they aren’t very climate-friendly. But now an alternative is in sight – a novel foam material produced entirely from wood, which is...

Partners wanted for public-private partnership on consumer acceptance of biobased food packaging

Registration deadline: 11 May 2015 Wageningen UR in The Netherlands is looking for companies to jointly launch a public-private partnership  on consumer acceptance of biobased food...

SEAFARM: Macroalgae for a biobased society

A new project is looking at ways to change macroalgae such as sugar kelp from an environmental problem into a valuable renewable resource. The SEAFARM project, led by...

Join Innovate UK at All-Energy Conference 2015, 6th & 7th May in Glasgow

Innovate UK invites you to come & join them at All-Energy 2015 in Glasgow on 6th and 7th May. The event, which is free to attend, brings together 7,000 industry professionals from up...

How will your small business benefit from the catapult network?

Future Cities Catapult in London,  11th May 2015, 16:00 - 19:00 The Catapults are transforming UK innovation. Bringing together the best UK businesses, scientists and engineers to...

Efficient synthetic biology methods to genetically engineer microalgae

Scientists from the J. Craig Venter Institute (JCVI), Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego, and their colleagues have published a paper outlining new synthetic biology methods to...

Take the SPIRE survey on H2020!

The SPIRE-PPP (the Sustainable Proess Industry through Resource & Energy Efficiency Public Private Partnership) would like to encourage you to share your experience with the first year of...

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 stimulate engineering-led projects for the Industrial Biotechnology Catalyst ( IB Catalyst ). It...

Bioasphalt: from microalgae to “green roads”?

Microalgae offer a highly promising alternative to petroleum products without competing for resources used in the food industry. They have now been used for the first time to make — asphalt! ...

Communicating the Bioeconomy

The three UK Bioscience Leadership Councils - Industrial Biotechnology (IBLF), Agri-Tech (ATLF), and Synthetic Biology (SBLC) - have prepared a series of infographics on ‘ ...

Innovate UK competition & supporting workshops: management and use of biofilms

Innovate UK and the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) are to invest in Feasibility Studies to support the management and use of biofilms (full competition...

Algae from wastewater can solve two problems

In one of the first studies to examine the potential for using municipal wastewater as a feedstock for algae-based biofuels, Rice University scientists found they could easily grow high-value...

Breakthrough in synthetic pathway for biosynthesis of the gas propane

Researchers at The University of Manchester have made a significant breakthrough in the development of synthetic pathways that will enable renewable biosynthesis of the gas propane. This...

Advanced Biomanufacturing Conference, Sheffield, 18-19 May: registration closes 24th April

The Advanced Biomanufacturing Centre is holding its first international conference on 18th/19th May 2015.  We have a fantastic line up of expert speakers who are leaders in their...

UK Algae Mission to the USA helps build transatlantic relationships

Brenda Parker, of University College London, and co-founder of Phytofutures (a spin out company developing algal bioremediation), has posted an interesting article on synbiobeta.com about the...

Funded training on Anaerobic Digestion for Yorkshire SMEs

The Biorenewables Development Centre (BDC) and BioVale Skills team are holding a  one-day training course on Wednesday 29th April to introduce Yorkshire SMEs to Anaerobic Digestion (AD). ...

Partnering workshop: Commercialising microalgae, 16 June, Birmingham

Commercialising microalgae: Determining industry needs Tuesday 16 June 2015 10-4.30 (Registration starts at 9.30) NEC, Birmingham Cost: Free Register via this link ...

Catch up with the latest Industrial Biotechnology news - IBLF Newsletter available now

The latest edition of the IBLF Newsletter is now available for download.  The newsletter features a report on the successful IB Showcase event held in February, and a new...

Partnering workshop: Commercialising microalgae, 16 June, Birmingham

Commercialising microalgae: Determining industry needs Tuesday 16 June 2015 10-4.30 (Registration starts at 9.30) NEC, Birmingham Cost: Free Register via this link ...
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