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2 Day Challenge Workshops Flyer2-day Challenge Workshops (sandpits) leading to pump-priming funds
24 - 25 September 2014.


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Consortium building meetings.
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LBNet, a cohesive multi-disciplinary network of researchers and stakeholders with interests in lignocellulose-derived biorenewables

Join the LBNet by becoming a member. With your membership you can apply for proof of concept funds, attend our annual symposium, apply to participate in early stage career workshops and much more.

LBNet, supporting the development of technology platforms for sustainable, large-scale replacement of petroleum by lignocellulosic plant biomass

The Lignocellulosic Biorefinery Network (LBNet) is a Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council Network in Industrial Biotechnology and Bioenergy (BBSRC NIBB). LBNet is an active community of industrial practitioners and leading academics dedicated to creating economic value by developing novel chemical, material and fuel processes using lignocellulosic biomass instead of petroleum-derived inputs. LBNet provides both access to a range of funding to kick-start innovation in the sector and organises events:


LBNet both organises collaborative events and provides access to a range of funding to kick-start innovation in the sector:

  • "Business Interaction Vouchers" to encourage initial collaborations between industry and academia
  • Up to £50,000 in project initiation funding to help identify and scope commercial and scientific challenges
  • A programme of consortium-building events facilitate access to funds such as the Industrial Biotechnology Catalyst call and Horizon 2020

Joining LBNet can help your business to get world-class researchers working to make your business more sustainable and competitive.

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