- Overview of the background of the IBTI club
- Discussion of the club's research agenda and the projects that were funded
- Assessment of the clubs delivery against its objectives
- To recognise a success story of investment in the biorefinery industry through several case studies
- To realise research goals for biorefinery, what has been done, and what has yet to be done
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The aim of the IBTI club was to establish a programme of strategic biorefining research covering diverse raw materials and the essential conversion technologies necessary to realise their economic potential. The Club was to provide a mechanism to combine academic expertise in the biosciences with a relevant group of companies that would guide the research towards industrial development.
In response to 3 calls for proposals, the club invested £6.25Mn across 12 research projects. The research portfolio reflected the broad interests of the Club, with projects providing new insights into crop breeding, novel approaches to biomass pre-treatment and projects aimed at valorising existing biorefinery by-products.
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