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A networking organisation for plants-related research and impact

Plant and Algal Biotechnology is interested in developing synthetic biology tools to engineer photosynthetic organisms. Research in Cambridge is tackling several areas of plant and algal biotechnology, including the highly complex issue of bioenergy, with a holistic approach. We are bringing together a wide spectrum of experts, including biologists (plant scientists, biochemists and conservation scientists), engineers, chemical engineers and economists. In addition to bioenergy research we are interested in development of higher value compounds and chemicals using plants and algae as sustainable bio-factories.

Read more at: Lignocellulosic Bioenergy

Lignocellulosic Bioenergy

Developing land plant-based fuels that do not compete with food crops Research carried out in the Dupree Lab Ethanol produced from plant biomass has the potential to be part of the low carbon solution to replace our fossil liquid transport fuels. Pressures on world agricultural resources, from...

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Algal Biotechnology

Algal biotechnology research in Cambridge brings together molecular biologists, physiologists, chemists, engineers and chemical engineers to facilitate the development of future biotechnology and bioenergy solutions. We collaborate with industrial partners to test our ideas.

Read more at: Algal Innovation Centre Cambridge

Algal Innovation Centre Cambridge

The Algal Innovation Centre (AIC) at the University of Cambridge is now open for academic and industrial research collaborations. To enquire about possible collaboration please email AIC manager Dr Payam Mehrshahi with a brief description of the proposed project. General information: The AIC is a...

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The Hidden Power of Moss

Scientists at Cambridge University have designed prototypes that demonstrate how biological fuel cells can harness energy from plants.