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13th October 2021

COP26 UK Universities’ Climate Innovation Showcase

Two projects that have received funding from the THYME Project are featured in the COP26 UK Universities’ Climate Innovation Showcase. The showcase, curated by the COP26 Universities Network, exhibits innovative research aimed at tackling climate change that is happening in UK universities. Xuebin Ke from the University of Hull and his team have had their […]

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29th September 2021

The importance of small markets and producers to the Bioeconomy

In this short and uplifting documentary film, University of Hull researchers Dr Irene Sotiropolou and Professor Pauline Deutz explore concepts around the bioeconomy including why small markets and small-scale producers are important to the economy and wider society. Filmed by Astor Productions at Beverley Outdoor Market in the East Riding of Yorkshire and Bite the […]

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29th September 2021

THYME is Driving Collaboration for Effective Knowledge Exchange

The THYME Project has produced a best practice guide on driving collaboration for effective knowledge exchange. Financed through Research England’s Connecting Capabilities Fund, THYME established a new collaboration between the Universities of Teesside, Hull, York and the Biorenewables Development Centre to build upon the world-leading innovation assets and drive increased productivity in the circular bioeconomy […]

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1st September 2021

New Publication in Journal of Membrane Science

Research led by Dr Xuebin He at the University of Hull in collaboration with Dr Mark Gronnow at the BDC was published in the Journal of Membrane Science. This work was partly funded by the THYME project and showed that pervaporation (PV) has a great potential in the separation of butanol aqueous solutions. This emerging […]

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3rd August 2021

THYME Proof of Concept and Follow on Funding 2020-2021

As part of its follow-on funding THYME has recently awarded the three universities a further £1M to develop twenty projects (proof-of-concept and follow-on funding) with industry to drive growth in the region’s bioeconomy and help tackle some of society’s most pressing challenges. Each project features partners from two of the three THYME universities (Hull, York […]

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3rd August 2021

Prestigious science festival hears from Teesside academic

A Teesside University academic has provided an online lecture as part of a science festival organised by one of the world’s most prestigious science academies. Dr Caroline Orr, a researcher at the University’s National Horizons Centre, delivered a ‘lightning lecture’ as part of the Royal Society’s Summer Science 2021 digital showcase. Together with Professor James […]

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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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