As the world faces up to the challenges posed by finite resources and carbon emissions, a shift to the bio-based chemicals provides one solution; switching from fossil fuel feedstocks and transitioning to an economy which uses renewable, biological ‘bio-based’ resources.
Yorkshire and the Humber’s innovation cluster, BioVale, promotes this new, bio-based economy and helps enterprises profit from its high-growth, future-proofed business opportunities. As host to this session, they have brought together speakers who represent both academia and industry to explore the current capabilities, successes, opportunities, and challenges of transitioning to bio-based chemicals.
1. Why go bio-based?
Dr Mark Gronnow, Process Development Unit Manager, Biorenewables Development Centre (BDC)
2. Industrial Biotechnology opportunities to meet the chemical supply chain demands as part of the drive to Netzero by 2050
Dr Catherine Mort, Knowledge Transfer Manager – Industrial Biotechnology, KTN
3. Introducing CyreneTM at scale – the sustainable, safe, bio-based solvent that outperforms NMP and other SVHC solvents
Dr Sarah Hickingbottom, General Manager new product development, Circa Group