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Biorenewables Development Centre


The BDC R&D scale-up facility in York provides industry with new processes to convert plants and biowastes into profitable products. Their biologists, chemists and engineers work with bio-based materials all along the supply chain for a diverse client base including: personal care manufacturers, brewers, landscapers, vegetable oil producers, plant breeders, environmental technology businesses and many more. Contact Helen to discuss:

Written on 10th September 2015Elin Pheasant
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PBA Applied Ecology

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PBA Applied Ecology provides clients with efficient, well-targeted, and technically competent services that benefit the conservation management of natural habitats, native species and ecosystem function. Our strength is applied ecology – the practical application of life sciences to real life situations. We are acknowledged for the successful completion of large scale projects on highly sensitive sites (SSSI, SAC, etc). Our

Written on 12th September 2014Elin Pheasant
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Leeds Sustainability Institute

The Leeds Sustainability Institute is a centre of research, informed and supported by business leaders, professional associations and community groups addressing the challenges of creating more sustainable places, communities and economies. Our experience & skills disseminated via our Green Vision network and partners have the potential to influence the future.

Written on 14th June 2013Elin Pheasant
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University of Bradford


The re:centre is a new £6m state of the art facility at the University of Bradford committed to rethinking business opportunities and profitability within our resource constrained economic futures. We are looking for pioneering individuals and innovative organisations to join us in collective problem solving for a new industrial revolution.

Written on 14th June 2013Elin Pheasant
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BDC/WasteValor/University of York

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Bringing cutting edge sustainability research to commercial relevance, the Biorenewables Development Centre (BDC) and WasteValor are two European Regional Development Fund (EDRF) funded projects to support local industry convert waste into high-value products. The BDC focuses on plant and biowastes, WasteValor focuses on foodwaste. Find out more:,

Written on 14th June 2013Elin Pheasant
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Shearwater Environmental

I am Roland Arnison, an independent consultant and adviser on sustainability, enterprise, eco-design, innovation and the circular economy. I help organisations to not just reduce their environmental harm, but change their activities to make positive impacts – environmentally, economically, socially. I have different roles for different clients – consultant, adviser, mentor, researcher, analyst…. and quite often a mix of all

Written on 8th August 2012Elin Pheasant
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