Total Food 2020: addressing global challenges

Following on from our last blog which introduced the origins of the event and its evolution,  Jo Gregory talks to Dr Eleanor Binner, Associate Professor in Chemical and Environmental Engineering and conference chair for Total Food 2020, about the theme for this year’s conference and the importance of getting maximum value from every part of …

Total Food 2020: maximising value from the food chain

Total Food 2020 is taking place at the East Midlands Conference Centre in Nottingham from the 14th-17th April 2020. The conference is sponsored by the Green Chemicals Beacon and the Future Food Beacon and will bring together industrialists, academics, policy-makers and charities with the common goal of protecting the environment and promoting human and animal …

There are many shades of green: Why BEACON and Beacon are the perfect partnership for a sustainable future.

In this post, Professor Pete Licence, Deputy Director of the Green Chemicals Beacon, and Director of the GSK Carbon Neutral Laboratory for Sustainable Chemistry and the EPSRC funded Centre for Doctoral Training in Sustainable Chemistry talks to Jo Gregory about his recent trip to BEACON, a Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) research centre. What was the …

Successful Biorefining: Focus on the ‘brass’ first, then the ‘muck’

By Dr Simon Gerrard, Business Partnerships Manager for the Green Chemicals Beacon, Industrial Biotechnology and Sustainable Chemistry. The bioeconomy is coming. Fast. Radically reducing our reliance on fossil-based resources is vital to avoid the worst consequences of climate change. Likewise, protecting our valuable resources in the face of increasing populations and their demands for material-based lifestyles …