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  • Sweet success for Nestlé's anaerobic digester

    21 May 2015

    Nestlé’s biggest factory in the UK has achieved its goal of zero waste to landfill and cut its carbon emissions by 10%, just one year after installing an anaerobic digester at is factory in Fawdon, near Newcastle.

  • NNFCC teams with Inspire Biotech to increase Consultancy capabilities

    21 May 2015
    PRESS RELEASE 21 May, 2015 (York, UK) NNFCC, a non-profit bioeconomy consultancy, and Inspire Biotech, a London based Industrial Biotechnology consultancy, have agreed to work together on strategic commercial projects in the area of bioeconomy development and industrial biotechnology.
  • Rudd confirms Government plans to stop onshore wind subsidies

    20 May 2015

    The new Energy and Climate Change Secretary, Amber Rudd, has confirmed the Conservative’s plans to ban support for onshore wind farms. In an interview with the Sunday Times, Ms Rudd said she hoped the legislation will come into force by May 2016.

  • Ferrrybridge Power Station to close next year

    20 May 2015

    SSE has announced that it will close Ferrybridge Power Station by the end of March 2016, saying that the coal-fired plant is no longer economically viable.

  • BioSyntha and ZuvaChem announce a merger and financing to form ZuvaSyntha Ltd

    18 May 2015

    BioSyntha Technology Ltd and ZuvaChem LLC announced this week that they have merged, bringing enhanced focus and resources to commercialise the microbial production of industrial chemicals from inexpensive renewable feedstocks such as syngas and methanol. The financing secured in conjunction with this merger supports the company’s lead program for the production of 1,3-butadiene. The Company will also seek further collaborations with industrial partners to develop and commercialise its novel bio-route to 1,3-butanediol and associated derivatives.

  • Clifford Spencer appointed as NEPAD Goodwill Ambassador

    14 May 2015
    Clifford Spencer, former farmer and CEO at the Global Biotechnology Transfer Foundation (GBTF), has been appointed as the Goodwill Ambassador for the New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD), which is a socio-economic development programme of the African Union (AU). NEPAD’s four primary objectives are to eradicate poverty, promote sustainable growth and development, integrate Africa in the world economy and accelerate the empowerment of women. 
  • World Bank publishes “three step” guide to global decarbonisation

    13 May 2015

    The cost of decarbonisation could increase by up to 50% if governments don’t take action to reduce carbon emissions until 2030, according to a new report from the World Bank.

  • Amber Rudd appointed as Energy Secretary: reaction from green groups and low-carbon industry

    12 May 2015

    Environmental groups and the renewable energy industry have welcomed the appointment of Amber Rudd as the new Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, replacing her Liberal Democrat predecessor Ed Davey. 

  • Public spending on low-carbon energy must be tripled to meet emissions targets, says IEA

    06 May 2015

    Governments need to invest more money in low-carbon technology in order to meet climate change goals, according to a new report from the International Energy Agency (IEA).The report Energy Technology Perspectives 2015 (ETP 2015), published on 4 May, found that clean-energy progress “is falling well short” of the levels needed to limit the global increase in temperatures to no more than 2 degrees C.


  • New trade body launched to support biobased and biodegradable industries in the UK

    28 Apr 2015

    The future development of the UK bioeconomy will be supported by a new trade body, the Biobased and Biodegradable Industries Association (BBIA).  The trade body will start to operate shortly after the General Election in May by presenting its first report on the potential financial and employment benefits to the British economy of the use of compostable materials as a road map for the new Government.

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