The BIS Network at a Glance
Offer a more profitable and environmentally valuable alternative to current waste use practices by harnessing the chemical potential of food supply chain waste using green chemical technologies and use nature’s own functionalities to obtain sought-after properties in everyday products and ultimately produce commercially chemical commodities from food supply chain waste.
Based at the Green Chemistry of Excellence at the University of York, UK (www.greenchemistry.net), the Biowaste Industrial Symbiosis (BIS) network is a global network bringing together researchers from both academia and industry with varied scientific backgrounds, who have an interest in food supply chain waste valorisation using safe and sustainable technology.
The BIS website aims to provide contacts at the interface of chemistry, biology, biotechnology, food technology and engineering in order to form a pool of experts aiming to develop the use of food supply chain waste for bio-chemicals, bio-materials and bio-fuels.
If you have news items, articles and interesting stories (issues or success associated with waste valorisation) to share, please contact us using the details provided on the “contact us” page of the BIS website to see your contribution featured in the member pages of this website.
- Increase the awareness on food supply chain waste valorisation to encourage further research in the area
- Provide the first network platform in the area for academia, industry and government bodies
- Formation of a multidisciplinary scientific community with common interest in food supply chain valorisation and expertise at the interface of chemistry, biology, biotechnology, engineering and food technology
- Create new working groups to apply for new funding opportunities in the area of waste valorisation
- Define research strategies for smart integrated food supply chain waste valorisation and develop appropriate technologies
- Identify technological gaps that should be targeted in priority
- Discover and investigate new, high volume waste by-products of the food supply chain
- Encourage collaboration and strengthen ties in the scientific community between EU and non EU research communities
News & Upcoming Events
27 June 2012
The BIS Network is now officially fully funded! The BIS Network was successfully selected for a COST Action at the beginning of the month of June and is entitled “Food waste valorisation for sustainable chemicals, materials & fuels (EUBis)”
COST Actions are intergovernmental frameworks allowing the coordination of advanced multidisciplinary research on an European level in the area of Science & Technology. Their aim is to build capacity in an up and coming research area by connecting high-quality scientific communities (including academia & industry) throughout Europe and worldwide. This transdomain Action will be funded for a period of four years. The Action is now open to join, please contact your national COST coordinator to express your interest.
18-21 June 2012, Santa Clara, CA, US
The BIS Network was officially launched at CleanTech 2012. This multidisciplinary and multi-sector annual event provided the ideal platform to raise the profile of the BIS network, engage industry and attract new members.