Our services

At the Biorenewables Development Centre (BDC) we offer a broad variety of services in the fields of chemistry and biology to help businesses convert plants, microbes and biowastes into profitable green products. Take a look at our core areas of expertise below and do get in touch with any queries. In a nutshell, we can help at any point in the biorenewables supply chain, whether you are looking for a use for waste tomato leaves, new fuels for your biomass boilers, or a plant-based source of chemicals for fertilisers  or cosmetics.

All our facilities  are open-access, so if you know what you want to do but don’t have the equipment to do it, then we can also arrange for you to spend time in our labs working alongside our experienced team.

Beyond the desk-based and practical science, our chemists and engineers  and biologists also work hand in hand with the business development team to ensure that all our projects are business-focussed, with insights into the regulatory and policy landscapes; and we will always be keeping track of any further funding opportunities that might be available for our clients. In particular, if you are an SME based in Yorkshire or the Humber, you may be eligible for our funded business support so be sure to get in touch to discuss this opportunity further!