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The Institution of Biorefinery Engineers, Scientists and Technologists

The Biorefiner 2017 Out Now!!!

Posted by The IBEST on 10 October, 2017 at 22:50 Comments comments (0)

We are glad to inform that the 2nd issue of The Biorefiner is out now for the year 2017. A new portal has also been designed to introduce and list all the issues in one place, just visit http://www.theibest.org/the-biorefiner. Thank you to all members that have contributed to this new issue and I hope you are able to view it, read it and share it with ...

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UK-India Workshop on Energy for Economic Development and Welfare

Posted by The IBEST on 5 May, 2017 at 8:30 Comments comments (0)

Workshop Title: Energy for Economic Development and Welfare: Promoting International Collaboration, Innovation and Sustainability

UK Coordinator: Dr Jhuma Sadhukhan

India Coordinator: Dr Thallada Bhaskar

Discipline: Engineering & Science (Energy focus)

Dates & Venue: 23-27 October, 2017, Indian Institute of Petroleum (IIP), Dehradun, India

The programme, ‘Researcher Links’ funded by British Council and Royal ...

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IBEST International Bioenergy and Biorefinery Forum on 13 March

Posted by The IBEST on 9 February, 2017 at 14:35 Comments comments (0)

IBEST International Bioenergy and Biorefinery Forum on 13 March

You are warmly invited to attend the University of Surrey and IBEST International Bioenergy and Biorefinery Forum on 13 March, chaired by Professor Sai Gu, Head of Chemical and Process Engineering. We are holding an industrial exhibition free of charge on the day. In addition, there are a limited number of travel and subsistence grants available for eminent speakers. This is a unique opportunity to exhibit your organisation...

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Newton Al-Farabi funded Workshop: Low-Carbon Energy Future: Efficient Management of Resources and Energy, Astana, Kazakhstan By Ida Fahani Md Jaye

Posted by The IBEST on 11 October, 2016 at 0:45 Comments comments (0)


On September 26-29 2016, the National Laboratory Astana hosted a 3-days workshop entitled Low-Carbon Energy Future: Efficient Management of Resources at Nazarbayev University, Astana, Kazakhstan. The workshop was funded under the Newton – Al-Farabi Partnership Programme. The workshop brought together early career researchers from the UK and Kazakhstan to share their knowledge and experience, exchange ideas an...

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Dr Kok Siew Ng wins the Best Presentation Award at the Newton Al-Farabi funded Workshop: Low-Carbon Energy Future: Efficient Management of Resources and Energy, Astana, Kazakhstan

Posted by The IBEST on 11 October, 2016 at 0:30 Comments comments (0)

On September 26-29 2016, the National Laboratory Astana hosted a 3-days workshop entitled Low-Carbon Energy Future: Efficient Management of Resources at Nazarbayev University, Astana, Kazakhstan. The workshop was funded under the British Councils Newton – Al-Farabi Partnership Programme that brought together early career researchers from the UK and Kazakhstan to share their knowledge and experience, exchange ideas and cr...

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Launching of Policy Mapping Project by a Team of RRfW Research Fellows

Posted by The IBEST on 5 August, 2016 at 6:40 Comments comments (0)

A group of dedicated researchers has recently been awarded a grant from the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) to conduct a mini project within Resource Recovery from Waste (RRfW) programme. The team of research fellows consists of Dr. Helen Baxter from University of Hull (NERC R³AW project);

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5-HMF Leader AVA-CO2 Successfully Develops Interface For Different FDCA Oxidation Routes

Posted by The IBEST on 21 July, 2016 at 15:10 Comments comments (0)

World leader in 5-HMF production, AVA-CO2 has successfully developed its patented, water-based 5-Hydroxymethylfurfural (5-HMF) process even further. A newly developed interface allows for the use of different solvents which are tailored to the oxidation processes for producing 2,5-Furandicarboxylic acid (FDCA) on an industrial scale. This development enables a more flexible implementation of industrial 5-HMF and FDCA production, paving the way for using polyethylene furanoate (PEF) in compe...

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Polylactic acid-based polymers is an excellent foundation for the development of materials and solutions for regenerative medicine

Posted by The IBEST on 16 July, 2016 at 6:05 Comments comments (0)

Medical implant technology is an attractive and growing market, says Evonik. The company is conducting research on new composite materials - potential replacements for the metal that is currently used in implants - for the fixation of fractured bones.

 

Implants play a key role in supporting bones until they heal. Today’s metallic devices typically remain in the body for the rest of the patient’s life or require additional surgery for removal. Devices made with Ev...

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Lignin biorefinery in the final approval stage

Posted by The IBEST on 16 July, 2016 at 4:00 Comments comments (0)

LignoTech Florida LLC is going to set up the first biorefinery utilising lignin, a co-product of the sulphite cellulose manufacturing process. The new operation will process the lignin into value-added products that provide environmentally friendly alternatives to fossil fuel-based products used globally in construction, agriculture and other industrial applications.

See what products can be produced from lignin:

The new compan...

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