BBSRC Networks in Industrial Biotechnology & Bioenergy

FoodWasteNet is one of 13, Phase I, BBSRC funded collaborative Networks in Industrial Biotechnology and Bioenergy (BBSRC NIBB). All networks have driven new ideas to harness the potential of biological resources for producing and processing materials, biopharmaceuticals, chemicals and energy.

The BBSRC Phase I NIBB  have fostered collaborations between academia, industry, policy makers and NGOs in order to find new approaches to tackle research challenges, translate research and deliver key benefits in Industrial Biotechnology & Bioenergy.

Each network focused on a particular area. Activities were focused in the UK, but the networks also built international links.

ADNet: Anaerobic Digestion Network
Biocatnet: Network in Biocatalyst Discovery, Development and Scale-Up
BioProNET: Bioprocessing Network
C1NET: Chemicals from C1 Gas
CBMNet: Crossing biological membranes
HVCfP: High Value Chemicals from Plants Network - ended December 2018
IBCarb: Glycoscience Tools for Biotechnology and Bioenergy
LBNet: Lignocellulosic Biorefinery Network
Metals in Biology: ended 2018
NPRONET: Natural Products Discovery and Bioengineering Network
P2P: A Network of Integrated Technologies: Plants to Products - ended February 2019
PHYCONET: Unlocking the IB potential of microalgae - ended December 2018

Six new Phase II NIBB will launch in 2019

BBSRC has announced, with the support of EPSRC, that £11M is to be committed to funding six Phase II Networks in Industrial Biotechnology and Bioenergy (NIBB).

  • Algae-UK: Exploiting the algal treasure trove
  • BBNet: Biomass Biorefinery Network
  • CCNet: Carbon Recycling: Converting waste derived GHG into chemicals, fuels and animal feed
  • E3B:  Elements of Bioremediation, Biomanufacturing & Bioenergy: Metals in Biology
  • EBNet: Environmental Biotechnology Network (EBNet)
  • HVB: High Value Biorenewables (HVB) Network