We play a leading role in BBSRC Networks in Industrial Biotechnology and Bioenergy (NIBB).
We currently lead two of the Phase II NIBB
- High Value Biorenewables Network (HVB): this network is led by CNAP's Professor Ian Graham, and co-directed by Professor Anne Osbourn of the John Innes Centre and Dr Joe Ross of the Biorenewables Development Centre.
- Biomass Biorefinery Network (BBNet): this network is led by CNAP's Professor Simon McQueen-Mason, and co-directed by Professor Patricia Thornley (director of Supergen Bioenergy), Professor David Leak (University of Bath), Professor Dimitris Charalampopoulos (University of Reading), and Professor Michele Stanley (Scottish Academy of Marine Sciences).
We also hosted two of the Phase I NIBB
- High Value Chemicals from Plants Network (HVCfP): this network was led by Professor Ian Graham of CNAP, and Professor Anne Osbourn of the John Innes Centre is Deputy Director.
- Lignocellulosic Biorefinery Network (LBNet): this network was led by Professor Simon McQueen-Mason of CNAP, and Professor Tim Bugg of the University of Warwick is Co-Director.