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Bio-based UK: A review of barriers and interventions needed to stimulate growth of the bio-based economy and improve UK competitiveness29 Mar 2016
We have published a review of the current status of UK bioeconomy innovation, highlighting barriers and making recommendations to enhance growth and competitiveness. We have also published a feature article in Biofpr journal, summarising the findings of this report.
23 Apr 2015
Work undertaken as part of NNFCC Project Contract 11/023 - An evaluation of the energy efficiency of houses constructed from renewable building materials.
This report is a supplement to the final report from the project “Renewable House Monitoring Programme” Published in March 2005
27 Mar 2015
Key findings include:
- Major investment opportunities to build UK excellence and leadership in C1 gas fermentation and high value products from microalgae.
- Requirement and opportunities in sector consolidation and growth for fermentation from cellulosic feedstocks and high value extractives.
- Recommendations for co-ordinating actions to promote industry interactions in the areas of biologics, anaerobic digestion and biocatalysis but no additional scale-up facilities anticipated in the next 10 years.
- Staff competence and expertise in supporting process scale-up needs to be developed and retained alongside investment in facilities.
25 Oct 2012
This spreadsheet provides an overview of activity in the developing bio-based commodity chemicals market, detailing which companies are working on which chemical platforms.This content is provided as a service to our Business and AD Business members
Research Needs in Ecosystem Services to Support Algal Biofuels, Bioenergy and Commodity Chemicals Production in the UK, NNFCC 12-00814 May 2012
This thirty-eight page report outlines the research needed to sustainably produce bioenergy, biofuels and biochemicals from algae in the UK. This report was written for the Algal Bioenergy Special Interest Group (AB-SIG).
Measuring the Energy and Greenhouse Gas Balances of Biofuels and Bio-based Chemicals using LCA, NNFCC 12-02302 May 2012
This eighteen page report investigates the importance of allocation procedures in reporting and understanding energy and greenhouse gas balances from life cycle assessment of biofuels and bio-based chemicals.This content is provided as a service to our members
28 Feb 2012
This thirty-six page report, prepared on behalf of IEA Bioenergy - Task 42 Biorefinery, addresses the main bio-based chemicals that could potentially be co-produced with secondary energy carriers in integrated biorefinery facilities.This content is provided as a service to our members
NNFCC Project Executive Summary: Capabilities and Opportunities for Joint Working on Biorefining and Industrial Biotechnology21 Jun 2011
Norway and the UK can profit from collaborating in biorefining and industrial biotechnology.
23 Jul 2010
The aim of this study was to review UK-sourced antimicrobial plant products and to understand the barriers to their development and commercialisation as preservatives for cosmetics products.This content is provided as a service to our members
GHG Benefits from Use of Vegetable Oils for Electricity, Heat, Transport and Industrial Purposes, NNFCC 10-01630 Mar 2010
This detailed fifty page report documents the findings of a study into a comparison of the greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions benefits resulting from the use of vegetable oils for electricity, heat, transport and industrial purposes.This content is provided as a service to our members