Our projects


The BDC is a project partner in a number of externally funded projects, giving our centre excellent links with stakeholders such as researchers, industry and end-users across the world. The links below give an overview of the projects and the role of the BDC. If you are looking for a project partner with open access, scale up biorefining expertise, please get in touch to see how we can support you.

Regional projects

  • Boosting the bioeconomy across Yorkshire, the Humber and Teesside (THYME)
  • Pre-funded business assists to SMEs in the Yorkshire region (Bioeconomy Growth Programme) (£2.4 million) which includes BDC 4 (Leeds City Region), BDC 4.2 (York, North Yorkshire and East Riding)
  • Pre-funded business assists for innovation around anaerobic digestion (ADCEY) The Anaerobic Digestion and Circular Economy Yorkshire (£1.2 million), Leeds city region, York and North Yorkshire
  • Bio-based Business Park (£1.1 million), Leeds city region, York and North Yorkshire
  • Driving the development of UK bio-based industries to deliver growth, jobs and environmental benefits (BioYork)
  • Biomass Feedstock Innovation HEMP-30 project (HEMP-30)

European Union / International projects

  • UK-India collaboration to tackle industrial waste (Newton India)
  • Genetic diversity exploitation for innovative macro-algal biorefinery (GENIALG) – PROJECT COMPLETED
  • Turning potato starch into batteries for electric vehicles (Porous4App) – PROJECT COMPLETED
  • A novel ultrafiltration process to extract valuable proteins from potato peelings and waste – PROJECT COMPLETED
  • Supporting a network of European bioeconomy experts offering professional innovation support services to SMEs and start-ups active in the bioeconomy (BioBase4SME) – PROJECT COMPLETED

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