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Methanotrophs: bacteria that could protect our environment

New insight into methanotrophs, bacteria that can oxidise methane, may help us develop an array of biotechnological applications that exploit methane and protect our environment from this potent...

BioEnergy Science Center creates microbe that bolsters isobutanol production

Another barrier to commercially viable biofuels from sources other than corn has fallen with the engineering of a microbe that improves isobutanol yields by a factor of 10. The finding of...

BioAmber Sarnia: The world's largest succinic acid production facility using biotechnology to produce sustainable chemicals from sugar

BioAmber Inc., a renewable chemistry company, has announced the opening of its BioAmber Sarnia plant that was jointly built with Mitsui & Co., Ltd. BioAmber Sarnia makes renewable...

Using cyanobacteria to manufacture biocatalysts

Using photosynthetically active microorganisms, researchers at the Ruhr-Universität Bochum (RUB) have succeeded in manufacturing several biocatalysts suitable for industrial application: a...

Tiny grains of rice hold big promise for greenhouse gas reductions and bioenergy

Rice serves as the staple food for more than half of the world's population, but it's also the one of the largest manmade sources of atmospheric methane, a potent greenhouse gas. Now, with the...

Coca-Cola showcase new 100% biobased PET bottle

Coca-Cola Co showcased a new all-biobased PET bottle at the 2015 World Expo in Milan. In 2009 Coca-Cola produced PET bottles based on 30% plant-based renewable...

Integrating biofuels and food crops on farms

Scientists from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Argonne National Laboratory are designing ways to improve—and hopefully optimise—land use whilst  simultaneously meeting three objectives:...

Renewable chemicals from waste, 20 Nov 2015, London

Renewable chemicals from waste – securing the molecular value from waste streams 20 November 2015, Royal Society of Chemistry, London This symposium will cover the following four...

EU Commissioners acclaim biotech innovation and European SMEs at landmark event

“No other sector holds the promise to enhance quality of life, productivity and environmental sustainability through innovation like biotechnology, while also benefitting Europe’s economy and...

Biochemical and biofuel-producing materials in rice straw

For the first time, researchers at Kobe University and RIKEN successfully elucidated the biochemical and biofuel-producing materials contained in rice straw. Future applications include using...

US Energy Department announces $30m for research into feedstocks for bioenergy

The US Energy Department’s Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) has announced $30 million in funding for  6 innovative projects as part of ARPA-E’s Transportation Energy...

Mould unlocks new route to biofuels

Scientists at The University of Manchester supported by BBSRC have made an important discovery that forms the basis for the development of new applications in biofuels and the sustainable...

KTN Industry Workshops at New Designers 2015: Learn about opportunities for design in innovation, 2-3 July, London

KTN INDUSTRY WORKSHOPS AT NEW DESIGNERS 2015 Thursday, 02 July 2015  ( 10:00 – 17:00) The Business Design Centre, 52 Upper Street, London N1 0QH Leading businesses are...

Discover how anaerobic digestion can contribute to the UK Bioeconomy at UK AD & Biogas 2015 on 1-2 July, NEC

UK AD & Biogas 2015  (1-2 July, NEC) is the UK's only dedicated anaerobic digestion and biogas trade show. Free to attend for all visitors, the show features a conference, seminar...

ESOF’s ‘Science to Business Programme’ calls for proposals for innovative sessions at this high profile event

Don’t miss the opportunity to be part of this high profile event in Manchester, July 2016. The EuroScience Open Forum (ESOF) is an interdisciplinary meeting of researchers, industry...

New public consultation on the circular economy

The European Commission has launched a public consultation on the circular economy, with a view to preparing a new policy on the circular economy to be announced by the end of this year. The...

PhD opportunity: Omics driven biomanufacturing of an industrially relevant marine biopolymer

The Scottish Association for Marine Science (SAMS) is offering a fully funded SAMS-UHI PhD (in conjunction with the University of Strathclyde and Unilever) on "Omics driven...

Nine new projects approved in the Biobased Performance Materials programme

Wageningen UR Food & Biobased Research in the Netherlands, together with 25 partners, is taking part in 9 new Biobased Performance Materials (BPM) projects, focusing on materials made from...

Trees as a source for high-capacity, soft batteries

A method for making elastic high-capacity batteries from wood pulp has been unveiled by researchers in Sweden and the US. Using nanocellulose broken down from tree fibres, a team from KTH Royal...

Call for BBSRC Pool of Experts, Strategy Panels and Committees

BBSRC are looking to appoint suitably qualified and motivated individuals from academia, industry and other BBSRC user communities to fill a number of vacancies on their Strategy Panels, the...
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