Can we genetically modify beer to protect biodiversity?

New research finds that breeding yeast for the best-tasting beers could save energy and enhance biodiversity

Clean biofuels and bio-products research projects bag $45.5m

They are produced by converting biomass – made up of recently-living organic materials like crop and food waste and algae – and other waste resources into valuable low carbon alternatives to products

UK-India to expand clean energy research partnership

The two nations’ joint investment in science and innovation has grown from “almost nothing” in 2008 to around £400m by 2021

UK-Indian firms offered £8m to cut industrial waste

Businesses and researchers in the UK are being offered a share of £8 million to work with partners in India to reduce industrial waste and pollution in the South Asian country. Projects must use biotechnology to help improve the recovery of value from waste in five areas: leather, tanning and/or textiles, municipal solid waste, paper […]

Businesses offered £2m for biotechnology projects

Businesses in the UK can apply for a share of £2 million for biotechnology projects. Innovate UK is providing the cash to support firms in joint projects with organisations from other countries and investigate how biotechnology could support sustainable industrial development. The aim is to help transform the global economy from dependence on fossil raw […]

Theresa May pledges £2bn a year for research and development

Prime Minister Theresa May has pledged £2 billion of additional investment per year for science and technology research and development (R&D) by the end of this Parliament. The funding will be focused on fields such as artificial intelligence, industrial biotechnology and advanced materials manufacturing, all believed to be vital as the UK moves towards a […]