Posted on 22 June 2015
HEFCE has provided £2.4m from its Catalyst Fund, which will be invested in a
programme to bridge the gap between the world-class science base at the
University of York and the needs of industry to develop and scale-up new
greener processes and products via the Biorenewables Development Centre.
Officially opened in 2012 through a collaboration between the world-renowned
Green Chemistry Centre of Excellence and the Centre for Novel Agricultural
Products, the Biorenewables Development Centre offers expertise, services,
open-access facilities and access to over 100 scientists across the fields
of chemistry and biology.
The new funding will help UK businesses, particularly those based in
Yorkshire and Humber, capitalise on these new opportunities. It will
stimulate sustainable economic growth, encourage inward investment and
create high-value jobs. The funding will be invested in the following:
A technical programme of academic and business engagement to help companies
develop novel bio-based processes and products.
BioVale, a new innovation cluster that develops and promotes innovation for
the bioeconomy across Yorkshire and the Humber."
For more information on the funding, see http://www.york.ac.uk/news-and-events/news/2015/biovale-hefce-funding/