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A greener source of polyester -- cork trees

On the scale of earth-friendly materials, you'd be hard pressed to find two that are farther apart than polyester (not at all) and cork (very). In an unexpected twist, however, scientists are...

Bacterial resistance to improve biofuel production

New research by scientists from Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in conjunction with the Joint BioEnergy Institute (JBEI) suggests that a type of bacterial resistance may provide...

Unzipping poplars' biofuel potential

What began 20 years ago as an innovation to improve paper industry processes and dairy forage digestibility may now open the door to a much more energy- and cost-efficient way to convert biomass...

Researchers design trees that make it easier to produce pulp

Researchers have genetically engineered trees that will be easier to break down to produce paper and biofuel, a breakthrough that will mean using fewer chemicals, less energy and creating fewer...

Genetically modified tobacco plants as an alternative for producing bioethanol

Researchers at the NUP/UPNA-Public University of Navarre and the IdAB-Institute of Agrobiotechnology have conducted a study into genetically modified tobacco plants from which it is possible to...

COMPETITION TO ATTEND & EXHIBIT AT EFIB 2014

30 th September – 2 nd October 2014 Reims, France The European Forum for Industrial Biotechnology ( EFIB ) is now established as the market leading conference for the biobased...

New study finds biochar stimulates more plant growth but less plant defence

In the first study of its kind, research undertaken at the University of Southampton has cast significant doubt over the use of biochar to alleviate climate change. Biochar is produced when...

New Conference on Natural Product Biotechnology, 18-20 Nov, Inverness

A consortium of business, universities and other organisations are behind this important new conference, which is set to attract several hundred people from across the world to Inverness in...

EVENT: Algae 2014, 25 June, Hamburg

Algae Event 2014 1-day algae-themed conference to be held as part of the 22nd EU Biomass Conference & Exhibition , Wednesday 25th June 2014 CCH - Congress Center Hamburg, Germany ...

EVENT: Consumer Products through Industrial Biotechnology across the Value Chain

Consumer Products through Industrial Biotechnology across the Value Chain   WHEN:  5th June 2014 WHERE:   The Midland Hotel, Peter Street, Manchester,...

Latest funding competitions for industrial biotech projects

Download the latest list of funding competitions for industrial biotech/biobased projects here

EFIB – Deadline for abstracts for Technology Showcase 28 March 2014

The European Forum for Industrial Biotechnology (EFIB) is now established as the market leading conference for the biobased economy. Abstracts are being requested for the Technology Showcase – a...

CSIRO is seeking commercial and collaborative research partners in the field of biobased technologies

Research at  CSIRO  has developed a platform conversion technology that is able to convert terpene feedstock from biomass into renewable monomers and platform chemicals that are...

Manufacturing a bioplastic solution to planet-clogging plastics

Researchers at Harvard's Wyss Institute have developed a method to carry out large-scale manufacturing of everyday objects — from cell phones to food containers and toys — using a fully...

PHYCONET – New BBSRC funded network aimed at exploiting microalgae is launched

PHYCONET, a UK-wide, industry-focused network enabling biologists, engineers and industrial partners to consolidate their knowledge and expertise to unlock the IB potential of microalgae. ...

Working on aviation biofuel? Let us know & help shape an aviation roadmap

Are you working in the area of aviation biofuel and based in the UK? Please contact us as you could help shape an aviation roadmap.   Please email Michelle Carter...

Approach helps identify new biofuel sources that don’t require farmland

While the debate over using crops for fuel continues, scientists are now reporting a new, fast approach to develop biofuel in a way that doesn’t require removing valuable farmland from the food...

New technique makes "biogasoline" from plant waste

Gasoline-like fuels can be made from cellulosic materials such as farm and forestry waste using a new process invented by chemists at the University of California, Davis. The process could open...

Seaweed for biofuel, 21 May, Oban – Draft programme available

Seaweed for Biofuel Towards a sustainable seaweed supply chain Seaweed for Biofuel is brought to you by the Algal Bioenergy Special Interest Group and Innovation Norway aimed...

Funding for IB related projects

Download the latest list of current funding competitions for IB/Biobased related projects including H2020 and the NEW IB Catalyst here UPDATE: As of 31 Jan 2014 - new calls have emerged,...
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NNFCC's market review on biobased products is usually only available to members. However, this...

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