CNAP - Centre for Novel Agricultural Products


Current projects led by CNAP with their own website

High Value Chemicals from Plants Network:

Lignocellulosic Biorefinery Network:

CNAP Artemisia Project work:


Websites of recent projects

SCPRID rice project:

Multi purpose hemp for industrial bioproducts and biomass (MultiHemp):


Sustainable Liquid Biofuels from Biomass Biorefining (acronym SUNLIBB):

The Arabidopsis Acyl-Lipid Metabolism collaboration (ARALIP):


Some other useful external links

BioVale: Building the Bioeconomy:

Biorenewables Development Centre Ltd:

FERA Science Ltd:

Biotechnology Knowledge Transfer Network:

Agri-food Knowledge Transfer Network: 



Latest News

Ian Graham appointed to BBSRC Council

Congratulations to Ian, who takes up his new role from April 2018.

Ancient insects hold the key to future biofuel production?

New research led by CNAP and published in Nature Communications  reveals surprising ability of ancient insects to efficiently digest cellulose.


New breakthrough in battle to clean up land contaminated by munitions

Gene improves removal of TNT from contaminated soil: study just published in New Phytologist.‌‌

Plant 'chemical factory' discovery

New research published in PNAS suggests potential for utilisation of natural 'chemical factory' system within plant.




CNAP Director, Professor Simon McQueen-Mason

CNAP Manager, Dr Caroline Calvert

CNAP, Department of Biology, University of York, Wentworth Way, York YO10 5DD, UK