Monthly Archives: February 2019

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27 Feb, 2019

Registration to the Bio-based Industries Joint Undertaking Info Day now open

By |2019-02-27T16:08:23+00:00February 27th, 2019|Our news|0 Comments

Registration is now open for the Bio-based Industries Joint Undertaking (BBI JU) Info Day, taking place on 12 April 2019 in Brussels. The aim of the event is to bring together potential participants interested in the BBI JU 2019 Call for proposals. The morning sessions will provide information about the BBI JU initiative and all aspects of the call [...]

27 Feb, 2019

Open call from Innovate UK Smart Grants

By |2019-02-27T15:52:06+00:00February 27th, 2019|Our news|0 Comments

Innovate UK has issued an open call for projects for its 'open grant funding' programme, Smart. Innovate UK will invest up to £20 million in the best disruptive ideas and projects with a view to commercialisation, with projects that overlap with Innovate UK's grand challenge areas – including clean growth – particularly welcomed. Projects submitted [...]

27 Feb, 2019

Edinburgh biofilm engineering workshop

By |2019-05-08T10:01:16+00:00February 27th, 2019|Our news|0 Comments

The National Biofilms Innovation Centre (NBIC) is holding a workshop on biofilm engineering on Tuesday 30 April at the Edinburgh International Conference Centre (EICC). The workshop will be the second industrial/academic cross-sector workshop on biofilm engineering held by NBIC, following on from the Centre's first workshop on biofilm detection. The workshop will explore problem areas, unmet needs and [...]

27 Feb, 2019

71 per cent of EU agricultural land used to feed livestock, says Greenpeace report

By |2019-05-08T10:01:16+00:00February 27th, 2019|Our news|0 Comments

Greenpeace released a report on 12 February 2019 on how public funds delivered via the EU’s Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) are currently used, finding that around 71 percent of EU agricultural land is used to feed livestock.   When excluding grasslands and only taking account of land used for growing crops, the report concludes that [...]

13 Feb, 2019

Spanish researchers explore the use of orange peels to produce bio-plastic

By |2019-05-08T10:01:16+00:00February 13th, 2019|News from the web|0 Comments

An eco-friendly material made from orange peels could be used in the packaging and agricultural sectors, according to Spanish researchers working on a circular economy project called MIPLASCOE. Essentially, the researchers are aiming to recover the wastes generated in the orange juice sector in order to produce bio-plastic. Like plastic, when dried the [...]

4 Feb, 2019

Scottish Government announces new plan for biotechnology

By |2019-02-04T12:07:47+00:00February 4th, 2019|Our news|0 Comments

The Scottish Government has released its National Plan for Industrial Biotechnology, which sets out its vision to achieve a mature bioeconomy by 2025. Published on 31 January 2019, the new national plan hopes to further embed circular economy thinking in Scotland's manufacturing sector, aiming to increase the number of companies active in industrial biotechnology to [...]