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2nd LBNet International Conference.

“Challenges and Opportunities in Lignocellulosic Biorefining: Science, Policy and Economics” 5-7 April 2017 Conference Programme Shrigley Hall, Cheshire, UK The meeting will start Wed 5th April at 12:00 with lunch (Registration from 11:00) and Kick-off at 13:00. It will finish Friday 7th April at 12:00 The meeting is divided into  sessions focussing on: Biorefineries, biofuels and business Biorefineries, economics…

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IBBE Careers Fair. Registration is open!!!

 LBNet  is working with CBMNet, HVCfP, PHYCONET, FoodWasteNet, BioCatNet, C1Net and ADNet to organise a careers fair aimed at our Early Career Researcher (ECR) members on 12th April 2017.  The event will showcase opportunities in the Industrial Biotechnology and Bioenergy (IBBE) sector, providing companies and ECRs with an opportunity to meet face to face. If you would like to register…

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LBNet feasibility study: “An assessment of the potential for the establishment of lignocellulosic biorefineries in the UK”. Is now available!

LBNet has commissioned a landscape study on the potential for integrated lignocellulosic biorefinies in the UK based on a range of feedstock types. This document will inform applicants as to the indicative feasibility of various biorefinery scenarios that might be appropriate to the UK and will serve as a context for the current funding call (project substitution deadline 11/11/2016). This new biorefinery landscape document, together with the details of the POC call are…

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New Fellowship! LBNet Early Stage Career Fellowship (LBNET-ESCF)

The LBNet Early Stage Career Fellowship (LBNET-ESCF) will provide support for researchers wishing to undertake independent research in the area of industrial biotechnology and bioenergy applications using lignocellulosic biomass. The LBNET-ESCF will support the transition of early stage researchers to fully independent research leaders. Awards are for 12 months and it is expected that 2 fellowships…

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Next LBNet POC workshop and funding call: “Lignocellulosic Biorefineries in the UK”

LBNet POC workshop/open call The next LBNet Proof Of Concept (POC) funding call will be for projects focussed on feasibility studies and development of enabling technologies for the establishment of lignocellulosic biorefineries in the UK (funding value of up to £100K). LBNet has commissioned a landscape study on the potential for integrated lignocellulosic biorefinies in the UK based on a range of feedstock types. This document will inform applicants as to the indicative feasibility of various biorefinery scenarios that…

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IBTI-NIBB Event: Value Chain of Waste and Bio-resources as Feedstocks

The BBSRSC Integrated Biorefining Research and Techology club (IBTI) and Networks in Biotechnology and Bioenergy (BBSRC NIBB), including the AD Network, Food Waste Network, Lignocelluloisic Biorefinery Network and Plants to Products, are hosting an event focussed on addressing issues with the value chain of waste and bio-resources as feedstocks. We will be discussing topics underpinning…

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Biorefinery Scoping workshop 20-21 April 2016, York

Topics discussed: Session 1: Why do we need lignocellulosic biorefineries and biofuels in the UK? Session 2: What feedstock? Session 3: What processes? Session 4: What markets? Session 5: How do we start?

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Early Career Researchers event: IB skills conference

LBNet  is contributing to a joint Networks IB skills conference for early career researchers which is being organised by Cogent SSC Ltd and will take place in Manchester on 18-19th May 2016. An outline of this event is available in IB Skills Conference First flyer and further details will be available shortly. If you are interested in attending,…

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2nd LBNet Challenge Landscape document: “Lignin Derivatives- Value Added Chemicals” Available now!

Processing lignin is challenging for a variety of reasons, and various chemical and biochemical routes are under investigation. However, it is poorly understood which of the substances that could be derived from lignin are useful to industry. The purpose of this work is therefore to provide a landscape analysis; identifying substances and materials produced by…

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1st LBNet Challenge Landscape document: “UK lignocellulosic feedstock resource” Available now!

The primary aim of this landscape document,  is to survey the potential for domestic supply of lignocellulosic feedstocks (woody non-food biomass) for biorefineries in the UK. This will enable an assessment of the current availability of domestic crop and forest residues, and dedicated biomass crops used in current feedstock supply chains, competing uses of these…

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