22nd July 2021

Further funding boost announced for the region’s bioeconomy

The THYME project has been awarded funding of £1.8M from Research England to continue a highly successful collaboration between the Universities of Teesside, Hull and York. The universities will continue to work together to develop innovation assets and drive increased productivity in the bioeconomy across the Tees Valley, the Humber and Yorkshire. The innovations kick-started […]

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14th July 2021

Bioeconomy: how renewable resources can help the future of our planet

Would you like to learn more about the bioeconomy? Join the University of York’s Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) starting on 26th July and find out more about what the bioeconomy is, why it is so important in tackling the climate crisis and the innovation, technology and processes being used to turn plants and microbes […]

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10th June 2021

Small Markets Podcast Series

The Small Markets Podcast series from Irene Sotiropoulou of the THYME project at the University of Hull grew from Irene’s research at the University of Hull and in cooperation with Prof. Pauline Deutz, questioning assumptions around bioeconomy and small scale producers and markets. The research investigates in what ways and to what extent the local […]

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26th May 2021

What is the bioeconomy in the North East of England?

In a new podcast, Professor Daniel Parsons from the Energy & Environment Institute at the University of Hull, talks to the Royal Geographical Society about the bioeconomy in the North East of England. Listen to the podcast to hear the conversation which covers food security, the biowaste nexus, and sustainability.

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27th April 2021

Showcasing new innovations and collaborations from THYME

A new brochure brings together a series of case studies to showcase what the project has achieved in its first three years. The universities of York, Hull and Teesside have found new and innovative ways to work together and to reach out to bio-based businesses and other regional stakeholders. The links they have forged and […]

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7th April 2021

The Waterline Student E-book

Marketing Humber have just launched the Waterline Student E-book. The E-book is an interactive resource for students, highlighting various exciting educational and career opportunities that are on offer in the Humber. Students can also learn more about decarbonisation and the Waterline campaign. The E-book will be distributed to schools and colleges in the Humber region […]

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18th February 2021

Platform for insect protein wins international G-BiB competition 2020/2021

In this year’s final of the Global Biobased Businessplan (G-BiB) competition three young  and innovative teams from across Europe competed to be awarded the winner  2020/2021. After nearly half a year of developing their business, taking masterclasses to  improve both their business case and their competences to bringing across their  message, and being individually mentored […]

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18th January 2021

New funding will support Yorkshire businesses to develop anaerobic digestion technologies

Eligible businesses across Yorkshire are being urged to apply for a share of £600k to support their anaerobic digestion (AD) processes. AD turns waste materials into renewable energy and nutrient-rich fertiliser and is seen as a crucial technology to increase the sustainability of industry, reduce carbon emissions and is seen as vital in helping the […]

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15th January 2021

InsBio win UK semi-final of the G-BiB competition

InsBio from the University of York won the national semi-final of the G-BiB competition which took place on 13th January. Alex Setchfield and Daniel Leadbeater presented an excellent business idea on how to improve the production of insect proteins using biomass from agriculture. The judges were Nick Lyth from Green Angel Syndicate, Yvonne Gale from […]

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6th January 2021

Teaching children how to make medicines from microbes

Researchers and academics from the National Horizon’s Centre worked with children from Whinney Banks Primary School in Middlesbrough to showcase how medicines can be made from microbes. The National Horizons Centre is a £22.3 million national centre of excellence for the bioscience industries, based at Central Park in Darlington, which brings industry and academia together, […]

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