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Chance finding could transform plant production and increase carbon capture on farmland

An almost entirely accidental discovery by University of Guelph researchers could transform food and biofuel production and increase carbon capture on farmland. By tweaking a plant’s genetic...

Learn how understanding of soft matter systems can be applied to health, energy and environment, advanced materials, and foods

The Turing Gateway to Mathematics is holding an event on 7-9 September in Cambridge to celebrate the important work of Sir Sam Edwards, and to highlight recent developments in theoretical...

Opportunity to join the Biochemical Society's Training Theme Panel

The Biochemical Society are currently recruiting for members to join their new Training Theme Panel and are particularly keen to encourage applications from those working in industry. The...

Scientists decode genetic potential of oil-eating bacteria from the BP oil spill

Microbiologists at The University of Texas at Austin and their colleagues have cracked the genetic code of how bacteria broke down oil to help clean up the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. The...

Farmer to Pharma - the Commercialisation of Natural Products

The MediWales Natural Compounds Special Interest Group Launch Event  ' Farmer to Pharma - the Commercialisation of Natural Products '  was held on the 27th April in Cardiff, ...

Invitation to submit an abstract to the Plant Based Summit 2017

The call for absracts for the Plant Based Summit 2017 , taking place in Lille, France on 25-26 April 2017, in now open, with a deadline of 1st June 2016. The focus of the PBS 2017...

Have you used physics to create a successful innovation?

T he Institute of Physics (IOP) Innovation Awards are the only awards recognising companies in the UK and Ireland that have built success on the innovative application of...

Mapping a path to improved cassava production for food and biofuels

For nearly a billion people around the world, cassava is a staple crop and a primary source of calories. The plant is easy to cultivate – cuttings grow well on marginal land—and it is very...

Eco-friendly packaging concept made from seaweed winner of Lexus Design Award 2016

Agar Plasticity is the name of a prototype packaging made of seaweed instead of plastic.  This new concept has the potential of using Agar for packaging & more. The winning project...

New regulation to boost the use of organic and waste-based fertilisers

The European Commission is proposing a Regulation to ease the access to organic and waste-based fertilisers within the EU Single Market, with the aim of creating new market opportunities and...

EC publishes 15 recommendations to increase uptake of bio-based products in public procurement

The Public Procurement Working Group of the European Commission’s Expert Group for Bio-based Products has published 15 recommendations for an increased uptake of bio-based products in public...

Apply for a Business Interaction Voucher from a BBSRC Network in Industrial Biotechnology and Bioenergy

BBSRC, with support from EPSRC, has funded 13 unique collaborative Networks in Industrial Biotechnology and Bioenergy (BBSRC NIBB). These multidisciplinary networks will drive new ideas to...

The Future of British Manufacturing Initiative

The Knowledge Transfer Network (KTN) a nd the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) are  supporting a new initiative called " The Future of British Manufacturing "...

Learn about opportunities in the French energy-from-waste sector

UKTI are hosting a webinar on Wednesday 20th April (2pm-3pm BST) to highlight export opportunities in the energy-from-waste sector in France as well as leading innovations in energy recovery...

Could bread mould build a better rechargeable battery?

You probably don't think much of fungi, and especially those that turn bread mouldy, but researchers reporting in the Cell Press journal Current Biology on March 17, 2016 have evidence...

The management and use of biofilms

Richard Hebdon (Innovate UK) and Lee Beniston (BBSRC) have recently published an interesting blog article about the management and use of biofilms.  The management of biofilms was the...

Producing green gas: pathways to profitable and sustainable anaerobic digestion

The  Advanced Training Partnership in Sustainable and Efficient Food Production is launching a new On-Farm A naerobic Digestion (AD) training module in May. Find out more...

ERA-GAS Cofund call on monitoring & mitigation of greenhouse gases from agri- and silvi-culture

ERA-GAS Cofund has launched a call for transnational research projects in Europe and New Zealand. The joint call is under the ERA-NET Cofund scheme of Horizon 2020 of the European...

EU funding opportunities for manufacturing for cell based products, Webinar, 18 March

KTN, Innovate UK and NCP are  hosting a webinar on the current funding opportunities that are avialble through the EU SME Instrument in support of manufacturing for cell based products,...

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...
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