Crop Biotech Update

Industrial Biotechnology and Bioenergy Networks to Facilitate Shift to Low Carbon Economy

November 14, 2018

The Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC), together with the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) have committed to fund six unique collaborative Networks in Industrial Biotechnology and Bioenergy (BBSRC NIBB) to support, encourage, and facilitate the shift to a low carbon economy from using fossil resources in providing power, fuel, chemicals, and materials.

These multidisciplinary networks will drive new ideas to harness the potential of biological resources for producing and processing materials, biopharmaceuticals, chemicals, and energy.

The networks include Algae-UK: Exploiting the algal treasure trove; Biomass Biorefinery Network (BBNet); Carbon Recycling: Converting waste derived GHG into chemicals, fuels and animal feed (CCNet); Elements of Bioremediation, Biomanufacturing & Bioenergy (E3B) Metals in Biology, Environmental Biotechnology Network (EBNet); and High Value Biorenewables (HVB) Network. The Networks will run from 2019 to 2024.

For more details, read the BBSRC News.