BioYork – driving the development of UK bio-based industries

BioYork is a University of York-led initiative focused on using our world class research and knowledge base to drive the development of UK bio-based industries to deliver growth, jobs and environmental benefits.

Global consumption has driven demand for food, energy and materials to an all-time high. At the same time, the need and legal obligations to mitigate climate change requires a shift from petrochemical based products and energy sources to low carbon sustainable alternatives. Seizing this opportunity will require a step change in current thinking, and approach.

BioYork aims to address the major 21st century challenges of healing, feeding and fuelling the world:

  • Heal– Novel uses of nature’s solutions for healthcare and pharmaceuticals
  • Feed – Improving the productivity, sustainability and nutritional value of crops and food
  • Fuel– Developing new sources of bio-based fuels and chemicals

BioYork’s translational activities are facilitated by the Biorenewables Development Centre (BDC) and bioeconomy cluster development by BioVale. This hub enables the development and scale up of innovations emerging from the BioYork Research Centre as well as a first point of assistance for companies in the bioeconomy.

BioYork is a world leader in the bioeconomy and collaborates with companies across a number of sectors, bringing together regional and national research and innovation capability across Technology Readiness Levels.

Visit the BioYork website.