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Bioeconomy Ventures Pitch Event, 9th June 2022, York.

Thursday 9th June 2022, 1pm at the Principal Hotel, York. An opportunity for bio-based entrepreneurs to pitch their business ideas to investors to gain valuable insights and form new business relationships. This is an opportunity to: Present to specialist investors with an interest in investing in this sector Raise the profile of your business to […]

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Successes and opportunities for the bioeconomy, 9th June, York

Thursday 9th June, 10.15am- 3.15pm, The Principal Hotel, York Join staff and researchers from the universities of York, Teesside and Hull as well as industry, funders and investors to hear about the latest bio-based business support and investment opportunities that are available to kick start or progress your ideas. The event will include a pitchfest […]

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Hemp Happening!

STEM Centre, York, 6th April 2021, 10:00 – 16:30 The first in a new series of events on non-food crops, Hemp Happening! will address issues around growing and using Industrial Hemp. Demand for Hemp fibre and shiv is growing with increasing interest in the use of sustainable natural fibres to support the transition to the […]

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News

30th August 2022

Case study: Refuel – next generation solid fuels

The team examined the pre-treatment of various lignin rich sludges produced from waste streams generated through sugar extraction processes such as for the production of bioethanol or citric acid, as a means of converting them to alternative solid fuels. By using underutilised waste streams, such as biorefinery sludges, we can ensure we extract as much […]

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30th August 2022

Case study: novel encapsulation methods for improving nutrients

A collaboration between Starbons Ltd (Starbons), the Biorenewables Development Centre (BDC), the University of York and Teesside University has enabled Starbons Ltd to optimise their multi kilogram pilot operations to help increase the shelf life of food products. Originally a University of York spin-out, and now an independent entity, Starbons¬† manufactures mesoporous carbons from biorenewable […]

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30th August 2022

Case study; education resources for schools, colleges and community groups

As part of the THYME Project, we have worked with schoolteachers from Hull and the East Riding of Yorkshire to develop educational resources around the core themes and concepts of the Bioeconomy, including sustainability and the transition from fossil fuels to renewable resources as part of a zero-carbon future. The activities are designed to be […]

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