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Our mission and vision

BioVale strengthens Yorkshire and the Humber’s circular bioeconomy through our support for bio-based innovation and business.

Our aim is to establish the region as a world-leading centre for bioeconomy innovation which focuses on renewable raw materials and low-carbon agriculture. In this way, we will stimulate economic growth and support the UN sustainable development goals.

What we do

Yorkshire and the Humber has all that is needed to fulfil this vision. Our thriving farming, food and drink, and chemical sectors all benefit from globally renowned R&D, unique scale-up facilities and green local policy.

We are building on these strong foundations, working with business and academia to realign the region’s economy to a bio-based economy, equipped to meet global economic and environmental challenges head-on.

  • We bring together around 600 members with a shared interest in a greener economy.
  • We facilitate networking, dialogue and partnerships among the region’s bio-based researchers, innovators and supply chains.
  • We support the region’s entrepreneurial ecosystem for bio-based products, processes and services.
  • We promote the region nationally and internationally as a place to do bio-based business and R&D.

Find out more about what we do.

Who we are

BioVale is a non-profit company associated with the University of York. BioVale operates as a team of the Biorenewables Development Centre.


Discussion at a BioVale event


We have almost 600 members with a shared interest in the green economy. Membership is free and easy to apply for.