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Video: Perspective algae

' Perspective algae ' is a short documentary taken from the archives in 1994 on the applications for macro-and micro-algae. The film features Steve Skill and the biocoil reactor and NERC's...

Catch up on the latest algal bioenergy news, funding and events

We have just published the March 2016 edition of KTN's  Algal Bioenergy newsletter , filled with all the latest news, events and funding programmes of relevance to algal...

EC launches 24 European Strategic Cluster Partnership to boost SME internationalisation.

The partnerships include 15 projects co-funded by the European Commission, resulting from the call ‘Cluster Go International’, and 9 additional ‘voluntary’ partnerships that were on the reserve...

Scotland-based CelluComp secures £3.7 Million Financing

Press Release provided by Cellucomp 10 March 2016 Burntisland, Scotland, March 10th 2016. CelluComp, a sustainable materials company, announces the closing of a £3.7 Million funding round....

Cranfield University Launches World’s First MSc Circular Economy Course

The new part-time executive MSc course, Technology, Innovation and Management for a Circular Economy, has been developed in close collaboration with the Ellen MacArthur Foundation's education...

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...

IBLF Award helps algal company improve their brand identity

Industrial Phycology (i-Phyc) were able to work with Research Media Ltd to improve their brand identity and website, thanks to a 2015 IBLF Award. i-Phyc is an award-winning SME that...

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...

Apply for up to £20k from the RSC Emerging Technologies Competition

The Emerging Technologies Competition is the Royal Society of Chemistry’s annual innovation initiative, turning promising ideas into commercial reality. The competition is...

Invitation to co-badge events with Venturefest Scotland 2016

Venturefest Scotland returns to Glasgow Science Centre on 1 September 2016 to connect ambitious Scottish SMEs with entrepreneurs, academics, innovators and investors. Building on...

Explore the potential and challenges of seaweed cultivation, 16-18 May, Oban

The 2016 GlobalSeaweed Workshop will take place on 16-18 May 2016 at SAMS, Oban, Scotland Attendance on this course is limited to 20 participants so book early!  Places will be...

Call for papers now open for IET and SynbiCITE Engineering Biology Conference 2016

The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) and SynbiCITE invite you to submit abstracts for  The Engineering Biology Conference 2016. Call for Abstracts deadline: 21...

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  ...

First Scottish Formulation Network workshop, 21 March, Edinburgh

Chemical Sciences Scotland and Scottish Enterprise have launched an initial pilot for a business led Formulation Network in Scotland to enable businesses from across different industries to...

EFIB 2016 discount code for KTN members

The Knowledge Transfer Network (KTN) is supporting the 9th European Forum for Industrial Biotechnology and the Bioeconomy (EFIB) Conference , taking place in Glasgow on 18-20...

EC seeks views on comprehensive research, innovation and competitiveness strategy

The European Commission has launched a  public consultation  on the development of an Integrated Research, Innovation and Competitiveness Strategy aimed at facilitating the EU’s...

Bioeconomy is a significant driving force in EU: it turns over 2 trillions € and provides 18 millions jobs.

The first macro-economic study commissioned by the Bio-based Industry Consortium using Eurostat data of 2013 shows: The turnover of the total bioeconomy is 2.1 trillion EUR. ...

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. ...

Catch up on the latest industrial biotechnology news, funding and events

We have just published the March 2016 edition of KTN's Industrial Biotechnology (IB) newsletter , with all the latest news, events and funding programmes of relevance to IB.  If you...

Reducing Risk of Failure in New Product Development

The Centre for Technology Management (CTM) at the IfM has just published a new Practice Guide:  'Reducing the risk of failure in new product development: getting it right at the front end...
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