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Extracting "gold" from fish and plant waste

The EU project APROPOS aimed to demonstrate the value inherent in waste food resources which are currently used mostly for animal feed. New industrial processing techniques are enabling us...

CT scanning shows why tilting trees produce better biofuel

Imperial College London researchers have used medical imaging techniques to explore why making willow trees grow at an angle can vastly improve their biofuel yields. Using micro-CT scans, the...

Step change for screening could boost biofuels

Researchers at the BBSRC strategically-funded Institute of Food Research have developed a new way of rapidly screening yeasts that could help produce more sustainable biofuels. The new...

New biobattery process improves the efficiency of biogas plants

Biogas plants are an important element for a decentralised energy supply. They produce electricity from renewable resources and can compensate for highly fluctuating wind and solar energy. There...

Is your business located in the Yorkshire region? Find out how you could benefit from the bioeconomy at a Biovale workshop

The Skills Team at the Biorenewables Development Centre in York are orgainsing a series of one-day workshops to help regional businesses gain a better awareness of bioeconomy and...

Making a better wound dressing — with fish skin

With a low price tag and mild flavor, tilapia has become a staple dinnertime fish for many Americans. Now it could have another use: helping to heal our wounds. In the journal ACS Applied...

Roadmap set for Scottish biorefining industry through to 2025

In the next step towards growing Scotland’s bioeconomy, the Scottish Industrial Biotechnology Development Group, supported by Scottish Enterprise, has released the Biorefinery Roadmap for...

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...

Scientists unlock one of Nature’s best-kept secrets: How plants make natural medicines

Scientists at the John Innes Centre have discovered how plants make valuable natural products we rely on today for use as medicines, flavours and scents. This discovery has the potential to pave...

Provisional patent filed for process using nitogen to increase bioethanol production

Indiana University biologists believe they have found a faster, cheaper and cleaner way to increase bioethanol production by using nitrogen gas, the most abundant gas in Earth’s atmosphere, in...

EPSRC funding call for low carbon fuel generation

EPSRC , as part of the  Research Councils UK (RCUK) Energy Programme , invites proposals for collaborative research projects to undertake fundamental research that will advance low carbon...

Opportunity to learn more about the expertise, capabilities and initiatives of the biorenewables sector in the York region

A Biorenewables Focus Tour of York, The Biorenewables Development Centre (BDC) & BioVale, 9-10 February 2015 The Industrial Biotech Network Norway (IBNN) will be coming to...

EC funding for demonstrating advance biofuel technologies

The European Commission currently has a funding call open for " Demonstrating advanced biofuel technologies ." The deadline for applications is 5 May 2015. In the short-term and medium-term...

York’s contribution to international biofuel research is recognised by Brazil

Brazil’s National Laboratory of Science and Technology of Bioethanol (CTBE) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Biorenewables Development Centre (BDC), based in York. Brazil...

Microalgae Mission to USA 8-13 March 2015: Apply Now

Are you an academic or SME based in the UK and working/interested in microalgae? APPLY NOW to participate in a strategic study tour aimed at enhancing collaborations in the USA with...

Round 3 of the Industrial Biotechnology Catalyst now open

The Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC), Innovate UK and the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) are to invest £45m in major...

Get a sneak preview of IB Showcase programme here!

The Industrial Biotechnology Showcase is a high profile business conference aimed at providing a forum for those working towards a bio-economy. With presentations from industry leaders and a...

Clean energy 'bio batteries' a step closer

Researchers from the University of East Anglia (UEA) are a step closer to enhancing the generation of clean energy from bacteria. A report published today shows how electrons hop across...

Vince Cable announces £40M to continue Industrial Biotechnology Catalyst

Business Secretary Vince Cable has announced continued funding for the Industrial Biotechnology Catalyst for major, challenge-led research projects in industrial biotechnology (IB). The...

InCrops Innovation Voucher Scheme: Help for SMEs to develop ideas and new products, process or services

Are you developing new products or services? Could you benefit from the expertise or equipment of a market-leading organisation in your sector, but need some help forming contacts and...
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