Juliet Burns, Biorenewables Development Centre

In the words of our director, we are all about “growing stuff to make useful stuff”. We use biology and chemistry research to make greener processes and products using plants and microbes. This can be investigating new types of oilseed rape for industrial use, turning food production by-products into pharmaceuticals, or helping to develop batteries and catalysts using biomass.

Yorkshire is a fantastic hub for this work, with many innovative businesses, a huge knowledge base and lots of bright ideas.

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