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Newly awarded  Phase II BBSRC NIBB: BBNet, The Biomass Biorefinery Network (BBSRC NIBB)

Newly awarded  Phase II BBSRC NIBB: BBNet, The Biomass Biorefinery Network (BBSRC NIBB) BBSRC announced today that 6 unique collaborative networks in Industrial Biotechnology and Bioenergy (BBSRC NIBB) Phase II, have been awarded. One of them is the “Biomass Biorefinery Network”(BBNet). BBNet will build on work done by three Phase I NIBB, Plant to Products (P2P), Food Waste Net (FWN) and the LignocellulosicBiorefinery Network (LBNet). BBNet will serve as a catalyst to bring…

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The ten green chemicals driving a disruptive new industry in Britain – New report highlights how Britain can become a world leader in bio-based chemicals

The UK government should focus on 10 specific bio-based chemicals, in order to boost industrial growth, jobs, trade and investment in the UK, says a new report. Bio-based chemicals represent a dynamic area of innovation in the UK, which could become a world leader in this emerging industry. The UK has an important research lead…

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The LBNet “UK Top Bio-based Chemicals Opportunities” report is available here!

The UK Top Bio-based Chemicals Opportunities report, commissioned by LBNet to E4tech, identifies ten bio-based chemicals where the UK could focus resources for maximum impact. These all present a clear long-term business opportunity for the UK, driven by a real demand for sustainable chemicals, where the UK already has strong foundations, and with the business and research…

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‘Beyond the lab: developing your Industrial Biotechnology Career’ conference University of York Exhibition Centre, Wednesday 18 July 2018–Thursday 19 July 2018

LBNet contributing to a joint Networks IB skills conference organised by Cogent SSC Ltd taking place at the University of York on 18-19th July 2018. This conference is aimed at PhD students, post-doctoral researchers and early career industry researchers who are members of one of the BBSRC Networks in Industrial Biotechnology and Bioenergy (NIBB). The…

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3rd LBNet international Conference

3rd LBNet International Conference: “Challenges and Opportunities in Lignocellulosic Biorefining: Feedstock, Technology and Products”. 16-18 May 2018, Shrigley Hall, Cheshire, UK The meeting was divided into sessions focussing on: Biorefinery: prospects and perspectives from around the world Chair: Simon McQueen-Mason, University of York Feedstock, including Pre-treatments overview Chair: Claire Halpin, University of Dundee Technology: Microbes Chair: Nigel Minton, University of Nottingham Technology: Enzymes Chair: Neil Bruce, University of…

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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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