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What is the bioeconomy?

The bioeconomy offers an opportunity to move away from using fossil fuels. In this video, Dr Joe Ross from the Biorenewables Development Centre explores the raw materials we use to …

High value chemicals from algae

Most of us know what seaweed is, but how can photosynthetic organisms like algae help us move away from our reliance on fossil fuels? This video explores some of the …

What’s in an orange?

We all know that oranges are good to eat, but have you ever given any thought to the peel that you discard after eating one? There’s often a lot of …

Welcome to week three

In this video, Emma Needham from BioVale introduces the third week of the course. This week, we’ll be looking at high value-chemicals from plants and microbes, meeting some bioeconomy entrepreneurs …

Examining microbial communities

DNA sequencing can be used to look at the behaviour of microbial communities and help us to understand what the preferences of each of the organisms is under the circumstances …

How does the AD process depend on microbes?

Anaerobic digestion or AD is a long-established and important technology that helps us manage our waste. AD uses microbes to break down waste organic matter without oxygen being present. We …

Value from food waste

What do we mean when we talk about food waste ‘valorisation’ and how can food wastes be converted into business opportunities? In this video, Dr Joe Bennett from the Biorenewables …

Anaerobic digestion in Yorkshire

There are a number of anaerobic digestion plants currently operating in Yorkshire, many of which are powered by waste. A community AD facility is planned in Malton as part of …

Welcome to week two

In this video, Emma Needham from BioVale introduces the second week of the course. We’ll be looking at how we can make the most of biological wastes to provide the …

Barriers to going ‘bio-based’

Over seventeen million people currently work in the European bioeconomy, but it has the potential to be much larger than this. How can we turn bioeconomy potential into reality? What …

Agri-tech at Askham Bryan College

Agricultural technology or agritech refers to innovations, which can be products or services, that improve agricultural processes. In this video you can see three examples of agritech in action: a …

The vision for BioYorkshire

BioYorkshire is a globally ambitious programme led by the University of York with Askham Bryan College and Fera Science. BioYorkshire aims to transform the UK’s bioeconomy through world class research …