Biologists at the
Professor Ian Graham led a delegation of scientists from the Centre for Novel Agricultural Products (CNAP) at York to Sichuan University in China. The trip was funded by the British Consulate-General Office in Chongqing as part of the UK-China Partners in Science Programme.
Tim Summers, British Consul-General for
The CNAP scientists participated in a workshop arranged to explore production of biodiesel from the bush Jatropha curcas, a tree that grows in the tropics and produces oil-rich seeds that can be used to make biofuel. The York delegation included Professor Simon McQueen-Mason, Dr Yi Li, Dr Tony Larson and Dr Andrew King.
Professor Graham said: ‘We have successfully established collaborative links with
, specifically focussing on biodiesel. CNAP’s outstanding expertise in the whole biorenewables area is further enhanced by such partnerships.’