Biorenewables research centre opens in York

The medieval city of York, famous for its Minster (pictured) is now home to a research centre which looks into developing chemicals from renewable sources. Based at the University of York, the facility will give firms and academics a place to test, develop and scale up biorefining processes. Biorefining is a way of processing biomass […]

Plant biofuel could rival oil – if we can make it

Scientists at the University of York have made a discovery they claim could help waste plant matter replace oil as a fuel source. Working with scientists from the University of Cambridge as well as California and Denmark, they found a way to break down the cellulose in plant matter so that it can be made […]