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Green Chemistry Centre of Excellence

Yorkshire and the Humber is home to internationally renowned bioeconomy research and has a track record of developing competitive bio-based products, processes and services.

Open-access, scale-up facilities for biorenewables

  • The Biorenewables Development Centre (BDC), offers open-access facilities that bridge the gap between the world-class science base at the University of York and the needs of industry to develop and scale up new greener processes and products.

Specialised research centres

Agricultural and horticultural research

Research partnerships and networks led from the region

  • BioYork is a University of York-led initiative focused on using our world class research and knowledge base to drive the development of UK bio-based industries to deliver growth, jobs and environmental benefits.
  • N8 Agri-Food combines the world-leading crop and livestock research at the N8 universities with the translational capabilities of six university farms to create a single research programme.
  • The Biomass Biorefinery Network (BBNet) is building a dynamic community of industrial and academic practitioners who are working together to develop new processes for the conversion of non-food biomass into fuels, chemicals and materials.
  • High Value Biorenewables Network (HVB) focuses on responding to the current and future needs of a multi-disciplinary research community, promoting discovery and facilitating knowledge transfer between UK academia.