Sustainable bio-based Materials and Manufacture (SusBioMM)

The sustainable bio-based materials and manufacture programme seeks to address the challenge of developing innovations in sustainable and scalable biomanufacturing processes.

About the programme

Biomanufacturing is critical to both societal and economic stability, and offers vast potential for the UK. If harnessed to its maximum potential, biomanufacturing can play a critical role in achieving the UK government’s ambition to reduce all greenhouse gas emissions to net-zero by 2050. It is also pivotal in helping to secure the UK’s future economic prosperity.

Innovate UK, the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) and the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), all part of UK Research and Innovation, will invest up to £14 million in the design and delivery of new and disruptive sustainable biomanufacturing solutions.

The aim is to enable the UK to be more globally competitive by supporting development across different industries and sectors.

Core focus areas of the programme

The programme seeks to address the challenge of developing innovations in sustainable and scalable biomanufacturing processes
Bio-based feedstocks

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Bio-based feedstocks

Increasing the use of bio-based feedstocks

Sustainable biotechnology

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Sustainable biotechnology

Developing alternative bio-based chemical replacements

Innovative bio-based products

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Innovative bio-based products

Enhancing the sustainability profile of biotechnology processes

Feedstock recycling

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Feedstock recycling

Innovative use and re-use of renewable feedstocks

Biomanufacturing

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Biomanufacturing

Biotechnology based manufacture processes for sustainable and circular products


Feasibility study competition winners

Innovate UK, the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) and the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), all part of UK Research and Innovation, launched this competition with the aim to support collaborative projects designed to develop and improve sustainable biomanufacturing in the UK. 20 participants have been selected to take part in the first stage of the competition.

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