TSB set to invest in chemical manufacturing processes

The Technology Strategy Board (TSB) is to invest up to £2.75m to encourage the development and commercialisation of innovative processes that will generate high-value chemical products through industrial biotechnology and renewable feedstocks.

Applications should be submitted for technical feasibility studies, industrial research feasibility studies and collaborative research and development projects.

Projects that consider novel or under-valorised biomass sources such as agriculture or marine byproducts, as well as those that take a bio-refinery approach to multi-product systems, are encouraged.

The competition opens on 1 October 2012 and applications must be submitted by 14 November 2012. Click here for more information.