Industrial Applications of Biomass and Processing By-Products

The Scottish Natural Products Network (SNapNet) is delivering this workshop in collaboration with The Bioeconomy Cluster on Thursday 27th May 2021.

Workshop Overview

It is increasingly important to develop new processes and value chains that use biomass to deliver sustainable alternatives to the goods, processes and energy that form part of our daily lives in order to progress towards net zero. The Bioeconomy Cluster Builder (BCB), in collaboration with the Scottish Natural Products Network (SNaPNet), is delivering this workshop to bring together voices from business, academia and beyond to consider challenges and opportunities in three core aspects of this evolving bioeconomy:

  • Waste biomass and co-products
  • Non-food crops as sustainable feedstocks for high value chemical manufacturing
  • Innovative fermentation applications: harnessing Scotland’s distilling and brewing heritage to develop new products from sustainable feedstocks

As part of the workshop you will:

  • Hear from SNaPNet and BCB on their goals and ambitions
  • Hear from industry challenge holders and solution providers
  • Take part in break out rooms to discuss biomass opportunities from waste-biomass, non-food-crop and the brewing industry.
  • Have the opportunity to connect directly with other attendees using the Meeting MoJo application (separate registration required)


This event will take place on Thursday 27th May 2021 at 13:00 – 15:00

Showcase your Business or Area of Research

To maximise opportunities for innovation and collaboration, participants are invited to showcase their business, or area of research. You can do so by submitting a case study, which will form part of a digital brochure, to be circulated prior to the event.

There will also be an opportunity for flash presentations from academics and ten minute slots on challenge areas for industry.

Both case studies and opportunities to pitch/present can be submitted via the Academic Form and the Industrial Form. Learn more about the guidelines for creating the case study.

Submission deadline is Wednesday 19th of May 2021. 

Workshop Topics

Waste biomass and co-products

Our linear, ‘take-make-dispose’ approach to production has historically viewed the by-products from our economic activity as a series of waste streams. A range of industries are increasingly seeking ways to improve their environmental and commercial performance by creating valuable new products from these materials. From primary producers through to process industries, there are opportunities for biotechnology to deliver solutions that can valorise co-products, turning them into things like bioplastics, pharmaceutical and nutraceutical products, food supplements, animal feed and biofuels.

 

Non-food crops as sustainable feedstocks for high value chemical manufacturing

The discovery of new pathways to create the high value chemicals we rely upon to support industries ranging from pharmaceuticals to textiles will be a key part of our transition away from petrochemical feedstocks. Non-food crops, both new and established, offer great potential as sustainable, bio-based alternatives to traditional feedstocks.

 

Innovative fermentation applications: harnessing Scotland’s distilling and brewing heritage to develop new products from sustainable feedstocks 

Scotland has a long tradition of distilling and brewing. Novel applications of the biotechnology skills, knowledge and experience existing in this prominent sector offer the opportunity to develop a variety of bio-based materials, processes and energy from sustainable feedstocks.

Register for Workshop

Register now for this workshop now via the KTN Bioeconomy Cluster Builder website.