Tag: Innovate Uk

New R&I Funding Available

Niche Vehicle Network new research and development funding available. There is to be a total of £2,300,000 available for collaborative low carbon vehicle technology development and demonstration projects.   Sponsored by the Office for Low Emission Vehicles (OLEV), Innovate UK and the Advanced Propulsion Centre (APC), the competitions are…

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Tags: r&i funding, r&d funding, r&i, funding, innovate uk, nvn, OLEV, emma thomas, competition

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Innovate UK invest £15 million in R&D: Funding Competition

Innovate UK are investing £15million into innovative R&D Projects. This investment is to aid the development of new products, processes and services with commercial potential. It is also designed to enhance UK competitiveness, growth and to improve national productivity.  Innovate UK are looking for leading business…

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Tags: r&d funding, emma thomas, innovate uk, R&D, research, innovation, funding

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Agri-food Innovation in Turkey – The Newton Fund Opportunities

Agri-food Innovation in Turkey – The Newton Fund is now open A small farm in Turkey. Image credit: Yavuz Sariyildiz / The Newton Fund Innovate UK is to invest up to £1.5M for UK participants developing innovative solutions to tackle challenges within the agri-food sector in Turkey. Innovate…

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Tags: emma thomas, funding, funding opportunity, newton fund, turkey, international, agri-food, innovate uk, Farmers, waste reduction, waste treatment, small scale, R&D

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Government to invest record £26 billion in science by 2021

The Government has announced that it will be investing £26.3 billion in science up to the year 2021. This is approximately £6bn per year. This funding is key to the long-term success of the AD sector, as research funding to AD researchers via bodies like the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences…

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Tags: R&D, r&d funding, research councils, bbsrc, EPSRC, innovate uk

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Last chance to let DECC know your views on encouraging innovation


*Members Only*

Thank you to all ADBA members who got in touch to share their views on the Department for Energy and Climate Change (DECC)’s Consultation on ensuring regulation encourages innovation. This consultation provides opportunity to inform UK government of the innovations and technological advancements being made in AD and…

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Tags: biomethane, renewable financial incentives, R&D, anaerobic digestion, RHI, FIT, DECC, consultation, research and innovation r&i forum, research and development, cpi, innovate uk, bioresources, graphene, bioplastics, algae, energy storage, biogas heat, biogas, biochemical, Circular Economy, fifth carbon budget, Environment Agency

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New European Commission €21m funding for bioenergy research projects

The ERA-NET Bioenergy has launed a new round of funding open to research proposals on novel bioenergy concepts. Proposals may focus on different bioenergy value chains or energy uses (heating/cooling, electricity, transport biofuels), but in all cases, the question of economic, environmental and social sustainability of the…

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Tags: R&D, r&d funding, Ollie More, bioenergy, Bioenergy research, biogas, anaerobic digestion, innovate uk

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MEMBER’S PRESS RELEASE: CPI launches project to produce biomethane from seaweed through AD

The Centre for Process Innovation (CPI) has announced that it is leading a £2.78 million UK based collaboration to help strengthen the UK’s position as a world leader in industrial biotechnology.  The three year project - ‘SeaGas’ - is working on producing biomethane from seaweed…

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Tags: member's press release, cpi, biomethane, seaweed, seagas, crown estate, cefas, sams, queen’s university belfast, newcastle university, manufacturing catapult, R&D, national grid, biogas, bbsrc, EPSRC, industrial biotechnology catalyst, steve broome, merlin goldman, innovate uk, prof mike cowling, biotechnology, Derek Sivyer, Ollie More

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Three research projects on seaweed/macroalgae for AD

A research paper has just been published on using seaweed for biofuels, including for biomethane production. Professor Jerry D Murphy of University College Cork and others conducted the research "to assess the effect of ensiling of seaweed (5 species) on  biomethane production." The results can be found here. Much…

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Tags: R&D, r&d dissemination, Ollie More, innovate uk, seaweed, macroalgae, research

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New £50k funding available for algae for AD

The Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) and Innovate UK are to invest £50,000 in early-stage R&D projects aimed at encouraging collaborations between the research community and industry. Algal-derived biofuels and bioenergy remains a nascent technology in the UK (see A UK Roadmap for Algal Technologies) and NERC is…

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Tags: R&D, Ollie More, innovate uk, bioresources, algae, anaerobic digestion, biogas, r&d funding

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