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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...

Scientists discover how microbes acquire electricity in making methane

Stanford University scientists have solved a long-standing mystery about methanogens, unique microorganisms that transform electricity and carbon dioxide into methane. In a new study, the...

Bio-based Industries Joint Undertaking launches €100 million funding call

The Bio-based Industries (BBI) Joint Undertaking has launched a €100 million Call for Proposals. The Bio-Based Industries Joint Undertaking is a €3.7 billion Public-Private Partnership...

Application of synthetic biology for production of next generation biologics, 1 July 2015, Manchester

The Centre of Excellence in Biopharmaceuticals (COEBP) is holding its 4th Annual Scientific Symposium on the topic of " Application of synthetic biology for production of next generation...

From the Sugar Platform to biofuels and biochemicals - new report for the EC

E4tech have just completed a new study ‘From the Sugar Platform to biofuels and biochemicals’ for the European Commission (DG ENER).  Working with partners from RE-CORD and Wageningen UR,...

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...

Agricultural waste could be used as biofuel

Straw-powered cars could be a thing of the future thanks to new research from the University of East Anglia (UEA). A new study pinpoints five strains of yeast capable of turning...

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...
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