Industrial Biotechnology and Bioenergy Networks to Facilitate Shift to Low Carbon Economy
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,
biopharmaticals, 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.