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Biorenewables – products for a sustainable future: York leads new consortium

16.11.2005


The University of York is to lead a new group set up to explore the potential of products from the biosphere to reduce the global economy’s dependence on fossil reserves and oil.



Bioscience for Business, a Knowledge Transfer Network, chaired by Professor Dianna Bowles, Director of CNAP, is a combination of research expertise and commercial know-how, bringing together members with interests in micro-organisms, land plants and marine and freshwater organisms, and their industrial applications.

Funded by the Department of Trade and Industry, the network will share ideas and experience, develop a comprehensive research and technology strategy to inform Government policy-making and funding priorities, and boost innovation in the bioscience sector to support new sustainable production processes and products in sectors such as fine chemicals, materials, and pharmaceuticals.


“Today, the world’s economy depends on fossil reserves and the use of oil to make many of the products needed by society”, said Professor Dianna Bowles. “This cannot continue, since the fossil reserves are finite and oil is becoming too expensive for industrial use. Biorenewables, the use of plants and microorganisms, their products and processes, offer an immense potential for sustainability. The Bioscience for Business network is an important new initiative to bring about change and raise awareness of their opportunities for industry and all of us in society”.

Bioscience for Business combines the expertise of three partner organisations in the bioscience sector - Pro-Bio, a Faraday Partnership (which has been supported by DTI and EPSRC) on industrial biotechnology directed by Dr David Gardner who is also Director of the new KTN, the National Non-Food Crop Centre (also supported by DTI and Defra) on York Science Park and BlueMicrobe (funded by NERC), a marine and freshwater network.

Professor Dianna Bowles | alfa
Further information:
http://www.york.ac.uk/admin/presspr/pressreleases/biorenewables.htm

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