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
Increasing the use of bio-based feedstocks
Developing alternative bio-based chemical replacements
Innovative bio-based products
Enhancing the sustainability profile of biotechnology processes
Innovative use and re-use of renewable feedstocks
Biotechnology based manufacture processes for sustainable and circular products
Feasibility study competition
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. The businesses will each receive a share of £1 million to complete feasibility studies for their projects.
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