Sustainable high-value chemical manufacture through industrial biotechnology

Sustainable high-value chemical manufacture through industrial biotechnology

13 Aug 2012

The Technology Strategy Board ( is to invest up to £2.75 million to encourage the development and commercialisation of innovative processes that will generate high-value chemical products through industrial biotechnology and renewable feedstocks.

Applications are invited for technical feasibility studies, industrial research feasibility studies and collaborative research and development projects.

The aim of the competition is to assist businesses in de-risking new processes and developing projects through to pilot and to demonstrate scale.  Projects that consider novel or under valorised biomass sources such as agriculture or marine by-products, as well as those that take a bio-refinery approach to multi-product systems, are encouraged. 

Projects must be led by a UK business and are open to the inclusion of one or more Norwegian companies – Innovation Norway intends to provide additional funding to Norwegian companies that join UK-led projects.  Feasibility projects can be single company or collaborative.  Collaborative R&D projects must be run at demonstration scale and include an end user.

The competition opens on 1 October 2012 and applications must be submitted by 14 November 2012.  There will be a briefing event for potential applicants, in London, on 4 October 2012.  Further information about the competition is available here.  

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