IBioIC hosted – Feature session & panel Q&A

Bioeconomy offers Net Zero solutions for the chemicals supply chain

Time & Location

Wednesday: 14.00 to 15.00, Stage 2

Speaker

Nikos TsiapisResearch Lead, Impact Solutions Ltd

About this Session

IBioIC has one of the biggest biotechnology networks in the UK with over 130 member companies. Many of our members are micro and SME companies who can offer novel solutions solutions to the chemical sector as it looks to meet its future net zero regulatory obligations. This session will showcase some examples of the innovative research which is currently being conducted by IBioIC’s member companies as well as novel sector-wide biobased solutions which are currently being explored.

Speaker Bio:

Presentation: Evaluation of Fish Waste as a Novel Feedstock for the Bio-production of Adipic Acid in Escherichia coli

Impact Solutions in collaboration with University of Edinburgh has identified a novel bio-synthetic pathway to convert a problematic high-cost fish waste feedstock into adipic acid. The presentation will provide a summary of the key findings from this R&D collaboration, as well as demonstrating how the technology can assist in the future transformation of the chemicals industry supply chain.

Speaker Bio:

Nikos Tsiapis is Research Team Lead at Impact Solutions and has a deep background in sustainable products/technologies development working over the last 5 years on novel chemical processes and the development of biodegradability testing services from a Chemistry background. Nikos Tsiapis has been successful in leading several UKRI funded projects on plastic and polymer recycling, battery cathode materials recycling and Industrial Biotechnological technologies.