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  • Horizon 2020: funding new technology for the UK biobased economy

    29 Jan 2015

    More than 20 delegates attended the Horizon 2020 funding workshop hosted by the NNFCC at the York Science Park on 28 January. There were representatives from over 18 different institutions and companies, including Yorkshire Universities, FERA, Biomimicry UK, Eon, Enterprise Europe Network, ADAS and the University of York. The attendees discussed EU funding opportunities and new technology in the biobased economy.

  • Interview: Dr. Jonathan Scurlock, NFU

    20 Jan 2015

    In each issue of the Newsletter we feature an expert voice from the bio-based economy. In this issue, we talk exclusively to Dr. Jonathan Scurlock, Renewable Energy and Climate Change at the National Farmers' Union (NFU). 

  • NNFCC’s Review of 2014: Our bioeconomy highlights and heroes

    22 Dec 2014

    In years to come, how will we remember 2014? The year cellulosic ethanol came of age? The year crude oil crashed and laid waste to the emerging bioeconomy? These questions and many others will be keenly debated in 2015 but what we can be sure of, is that the fundamental science behind industrial biotechnology continues to move forward at an ever increasing pace and that companies are increasingly keen to move the science of the laboratory out into the technology of industrial production.

  • European Commission to ditch circular economy package

    18 Dec 2014

    On the 16th December the European Commission announced they will drop their flagship circular economy package, with the promise of more ambitious legislation next year.

    Rules from the 2015 work programme will be ditched, including measures to improve resource efficiency and recycling. Waste laws in the package have been hit, which has led to EU Environment Minsters reaffirming their support for waste regulation, and the issue being raised at the Council of Ministers meeting on the 17th December.

  • Investment in Snetterton Biomass power plant proceeds

    04 Dec 2014

    BWSC and the fund Copenhagen Infrastructure I with PensionDanmark have invested in a second biomass fired power plant at Snetterton in England.

  • DEFRA Publishes Bioenergy Statistics in England and the UK 2008 - 2013

    27 Nov 2014

    The Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) have recently published the bioenergy statistics for crops grown for bioenergy in England and the UK.

  • Green Biologics is Named Number 6 in the 40 Hottest Smaller Companies in the Advanced Bio-Economy by Biofuels Digest

    11 Nov 2014

    - Press release - Abingdon, Oxfordshire U.K. 10th November 2014 – 

    Green Biologics Ltd. (GBL), a UK based industrial biotechnology and renewable chemicals company, was named on November 10, 2014 to the 40 Hottest Smaller Companies in the Advanced Bio-Economy list (#6) and to the 30 Hottest Companies in Bio-based Chemicals and Materials (#28).

  • Unique Business Competition to Help Early Stage Biotech SMEs Springboard their Business

    03 Nov 2014

    IBLF Awards – Apply now and WIN a £10k voucher to springboard your business.

  • NNFCC publishes update to report, ‘AD Deployment in the UK.’

    06 Oct 2014

    – Press Release - York, UK, 6th October 2014 –

    NNFCC have announced the publication of an update to their April 2014 report ‘Anaerobic Digestion (AD) Deployment in the United Kingdom,’ as there has been substantial activity in the AD sector in the last six months.

  • Life Cycle Assessment

    09 Sep 2014

    The Committee of Permanent Representatives (Coreper), responsible for preparing the work of the Council of the European Union, occupies a key position in the EU decision-making process.

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