Reducing unnecessary waste and developing sustainable recycling and disposal practices are complex challenges. This is a growing problem as our finite natural resources are being consumed by an expanding global population.

Through developing novel enzymes to produce second generation biofuels, reviewing and refining current waste legislation, and developing novel techniques for repurposing and adding value to household wastes, our researchers are at the forefront of waste research.

We work at the interface between academia and industry to convert plants, microbes and biowastes into sustainable biorenewable products.

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Research centres and groups