04 Feb 2015
Celtic Renewables won two awards at this year’s annual Rushlight Awards for its pioneering work in producing advanced biofuel from by-products of the whisky industry.
02 Feb 2015
The US Department of Energy's (DOE) Advanced Research Projects Agency for Energy is welcoming comments on its Engineered High Energy Crop (EHEC) program's draft environmental impact statement. The statement assesses the possible environmental impacts associated with the DOE's intention to trial the effectiveness of EHECs in several southeastern US states.
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.
28 Jan 2015
Renewable chemicals company Green Biologics (GBL) has obtained $76 million in funding for the acquisition and conversion of a corn ethanol plant in Minnesota to produce n-butanol and acetone.
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).
23 Dec 2014
Green Biologics Inc. have announced the successful closing of its acquisition of the assets of Central MN Ethanol Cooperative LLC (CMEC). Green Biologics intends to repurpose the operation, which includes a 21 million gallon per year ethanol plant, to produce renewable n-butanoland acetone, utilising its proprietary advanced fermentation process (AFP™) technology platform.
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.
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.
15 Dec 2014
The Department for Transport funding is supported by significant private sector investment and will enable the construction of up to three demonstration biofuel plants, the first of their kind in the UK
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.
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.
27 Nov 2014
Business Secretary Vince Cable has announced continued funding for the Industrial Biotechnology Catalyst for major, challenge-led research projects in industrial biotechnology (IB). The Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC), Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) and Innovate UK have committed to offer up to £40M (£20M, £10M and £10M respectively).
18 Nov 2014
- Press Release - 18th November 2014 -
SME’s can now access ‘Innovation Coupons’ worth up to 30.000€ to assess the feasibility of an innovative biobased process at Bio Base Europe Pilot Plant in Ghent, Belgium.
Green Biologics is Named Number 6 in the 40 Hottest Smaller Companies in the Advanced Bio-Economy by Biofuels Digest11 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).
05 Nov 2014
Press Release - 4 November 2014
Reverdia has earned the USDA Certified Biobased Product Label for its Biosuccinium™ bio-succinic acid.
03 Nov 2014
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Bio-based Companies Rank In Global Cleantech 100 Capricorn Venture Partners Scores A Hat-Trick In Prestigious List20 Oct 2014
Press Release - Leuven, Belgium – 15 October 2014 –
Three Capricorn Venture Partners cleantech companies were recognised in the distinguished Global Cleantech 100 list. The three companies were among a number of biobased organisations, clearly demonstrating the power of innovation in the renewable chemical sector.
14 Oct 2014
Shell Springboard is now open for applications from the UK’s most innovative low-carbon entrepreneurs. Shell is calling on SMEs with big ideas on reducing carbon emissions to enter Shell Springboard for the chance to win a no strings attached cash award.
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.
25 Sep 2014
- Press Release - São Paulo (BRAZIL), September 24, 2014 -
GranBio, the 100% Brazilian industrial biotech company, has initiated production at the first commercial-scale plant for second-generation (2G) ethanol in the Southern Hemisphere. The Bioflex 1, unit built in São Miguel dos Campos, Alagoas, has an initial production capacity of 82 million liters of ethanol per year.