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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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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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First Issue of The Biorefiner Magazine Published

Posted by The IBEST on 1 September, 2016 at 17:00 Comments comments (1)

The IBEST is proud to present the first issue of The Biorefiner Magazine (ISSN 2398-0575), published on the 1st September 2016. The annual magazine aims to showcase biorefinery research from individual and research groups from all around the world. The IBEST wish to thank all the contributors in providing valuable information about their research activities for the magazine. 

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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Researchers discovered new bio-based sustainable technology and product for circular economy future

Posted by The IBEST on 9 July, 2016 at 4:50 Comments comments (0)

A team of researchers at the Universities of Surrey and Bath in the UK has discovered an effective way of adding value and increasing sustainability of waste resources, by the recovery of metals, extractives, chemicals, fertiliser and energy.


The findings are published in

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Organic nanosheet separation for molecular electronics

Posted by The IBEST on 29 June, 2016 at 2:10 Comments comments (1)

Molecular electronics is a fascinating rapidly growing field. An international team has discovered an elegant way to decouple organic nanosheets grown on metal surfaces. After iodine intercalation, a network of organic molecules behaved almost as it was free-standing. The strong influence of the metal on the network was reduced. This opens up new ways to transfer organic nanostructures from metal surfaces onto more suitable substrates for molecular electronics.

Specific o...

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Resource recovery from waste (RRfW) is a gateway to circular economy and sustainability

Posted by The IBEST on 21 June, 2016 at 14:55 Comments comments (0)


Apparently environmental pollutants can be extracted into valuable resources by integrated and eco-innovative process technologies. The METEORR consortia offer such technologies for Zn and heavy metal recoveries from waste streams, which otherwise would have been lost to landfills and had caused environmental pollution. Solutions are customised to p...

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