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Getting back to our roots – building the region’s bioeconomy

Lectures
Date
12 Feb 2019
Start time
7:30 PM
Venue
Tempest Anderson Hall
Speaker
Dr Joe Ross, Director, Biorenewables Development Centre

Event Information

Getting back to our roots – building the region’s bioeconomy
Dr Joe Ross, Director, Biorenewables Development Centre

The production of energy, transport fuel and many everyday products has been dominated for the last 200 years by the use of oil, coal and natural gas. In the long term, this is fundamentally unsustainable as we have a finite amount of these fossil-based resources.

The Biorenewables Development Centre (BDC) company was set up by the University of York to help translate world-class research into the development of a new economy – the bioeconomy – where these products that we all rely upon to live our lives are made from a sustainable source of raw materials – animals, plants and microbes.

The BDC has worked over the last 6 years with hundreds of businesses looking to develop new bio-based processes and products. The company has a broad range of open access facilities allowing developers to work with R+D technologists and test their ideas at pilot scale.

Along the way we have also set up BioVale, a cluster organisation that is building a connected ecosystem of bioeconomy organisations across Yorkshire and Humberside.