The University of York is to lead on a £5-million project to develop the bioeconomy across Yorkshire, the Humber region and the Tees Valley.
The THYME project will build on the existing expertise and innovation in the region in a new collaboration between the Universities of York, Hull and Teesside.
Those involved in the three-year project say the funding will boost the region’s economy, create jobs and deliver major environmental benefits.
The THYME project is part of a multi-million pound investment package to drive university commercialisation across the country through Research England’s Connecting Capability Fund (CCF).
In partnership with regional industry, Local Enterprise Partnerships (LEPs) and the wider community, the THYME project (Teesside, Hull and York – Mobilising Bioeconomy Knowledge Exchange ) has three key themes:
- Transform: Produce high-value products from bio-based wastes and by-products
- Convert: Re-purpose industrial sites for bio-based manufacturing
- Grow: Increase productivity by reducing waste and energy use, adding value to by-products and developing better products using industrial biotechnology.
You can find out more on the University of York website.